We applied 3 coats of clear polyurethane and sanded in between coats for a smooth surface. It features a malachite green finish, oak banding, and silver tone metal accents and fasteners, with the original leather handles at the sides. How to restore an old steamer trunk in a few simple steps. Directory price results news help consign classic site. Antique trunk restoration book chest steamer vintage new info refinish restore. Antique victorian steamer dome humpback trunk chest. Offer is not valid with any other coupon, discount or previous purchase. See more ideas about antiques, trunks and hope chest. Most of us have pretty big trunks full of stories, and once they get to be too old, they retire to the trunk for good. Up for auction today is a very nice large antique dome top trunk from the 1880s.
The saratoga trunk was a very large, domed top style with fancy trim, covered in either leather or metal. Today, dome s expertise in specific niche markets has grown to include a family of unique, highquality items made in the usa and designed to help you. Interior hat box with original outdoor scenic design. The inner side of a dome is called the intrados and the outer side is called the extrados. Theres evidence of external repair and the front strap is broken.
A steamer trunk actually got its name because it was designed to be used aboard a steamship, also known as a. Steamer trunk restoration project, remove mildew odor, secure old labels and learn how to restore an old steamer trunk in a few simple steps. Antique steamer trunks and chests collectors weekly. Original liftout tray, all original victorian lithographs, working hidden compartments in lid, heavy duty cast iron hardware and hinges. Steamer trunk restoration project, remove mildew odor, secure old labels and learn how to restore an old steamer trunk in a few simple steps have you heard of steamer trunks. Antique victorian steamer dome humpback trunk chest oak. We have the best deals on antique dome top trunk so stop by and check us out first. This page is updated when a trunk sells or a new trunk is added. They are also referred to as round top, camel, barrel and humpback trunks, and are frequently made of embossed tin. This trunk has all of the insides every box is within the trunk. In the late 1700s and early 1800s round trunks became popular. At first read this story sounds like it makes sense. Trunk restoration is a combination of wood working, metal craft and leather work, so it helps to have some experience in all three fields.
The haunch is the part of an arch that lies roughly halfway between the base and the top. A dometop trunk had a high, curved top that could rise up to 25 to 30 inches. Goyard brand trunks are also worth a significant amount. Each spring, we give the dome book and all the years receipts to our cpa, who takes care of the taxes. Trunk stories for any nonwriters reading, are stories that youve written but not yet sold. Today, domes expertise in specific niche markets has grown to include a family of unique, highquality items made in the usa and designed to help you live, feel and work better. Many different options may be available including round top, camel, barrel, and. It stops a just slightly over 90 degrees leaving the lid facing up. The photo at left illustrates a completed antique trunk restoration of a traditional dome top or hump back pirate chest or pirate treasure chest dated july 1, 1873.
These are also called round top or camel top chests and their dome. This trunk hinge can be used on flat or dome top lids. Everything you need to know about antique trunks, including. A trunk, also known as a travel trunk, is a large cuboid container designed to hold clothes and. Round top trunks also called humpback, camelback, monitor top, and barrel top were made in a wide range of sizes and coverings. Dome of discovery please look at the photos and contact me before placing a bid if you require any further information. No matter what youre looking for or where you are in the world, our global marketplace of sellers can help you find unique and affordable options. This wellbuilt and sturdy trunk was a high end model when originally built as the materials were of better quality than your typical trunk and the exterior was covered in hand tooled leather which needed to be removed during restoration. I had the trunk apprasied and its insured value is 2000. Quality antique trunks, restoration, antique trunks, chests and fine antique trunks and more. The most important factor in determining the value of your antique trunk is rarity and style. Steamer trunks, which got their name from their storage location on a steamer ship, first appeared in the late 1870s, although most date. A variety of construction methodsincluding cuffing, molded ply, barrel construction, and so forthwere used to form the inner boxes.
We have a whole shelf of them lined up, with the year written on the front cover with a sharpie. Missing leather handles can easily be replaced and original lock needs minor repair. Your guide to collecting antique chests and trunks. Antique dome top trunk for 1890s collectors weekly. Theres no need to keep them limited to just blankets, either. Choose a region or year of origin trunks are available from france, the united kingdom, and other countries of origin. A well restored trunk adds a touch of the old world to the most modern room and fits right in with antique furniture in a more rustic decor. It arrives in fits and starts well find a label in a trunk. Dome top trunk steamer victorian small child doll antique 14 x 8 x 9.
Dome publishing was founded in 1940 by cpa nicholas picchione, publishing a series of books designed to simplify the bookkeeping process for small businesses. Antique dome top steamer chest trunk late 1800 s or early 1900 s. It is believed that the round tops were made for those who wanted to try to have their trunk packed on the top of baggage cars, so they would not be damaged. The interior has been relined with vinyl patterned with images of classical nudes in black and white, and features an interior compartment and a. Trunks add charm to homes with its magical history behind them, as well as the beauty they display. Visit our trunk history information page and trunk. Select a style choose an ornate antique flattop trunk with vintage handcarved scrolls and designs or an antique that is more traditional and simple in its manner of construction. Jun 27, 20 everything you need to know about antique trunks, including antique trunk history, information on trunk makers, and even trunk parts, trunk repair tools, howto books, and help for antique trunk doityourselfers. As with arches, the springing of a dome is the level from which the dome rises. If you dont already know the history of the trunk you own, just imagine the life. Round top trunks were made for the elite class, and because of their round tops, these trunks would be loaded last, and removed first. Antique trunk steamer trunk barrel top trunk dome top trunk the trunk is in exceptional condition and especially considering the age. The interiors sometimes contain trays but little else of note.
The trunk shop also specializes in the unique restoration of louis vuitton trunks. A subspecies of the steamer, the wall trunk a trunk that can be opened when flush against a wall is a highly collectible item and can be sold for significantly more than a typical flat top model. Trunks by a couple of french trunk makers are highly sought after. Apr 09, 2020 antique and vintage travel trunks and boxes currently for sale. This old trunk quality antique trunks, restoration. There were many manufactures and types of trunks being made in there heyday. Dome top trunk with hand painted rooster decoration. Simply crafted and deliciously distressed, vintage trunks and blanket chests are an inspired way to bring rustic charm to a space. Sellers and restoration of vintage and antique trunks. Unfortunately, all that travel was tough on the trunks, and today. Antique steamer trunks of all types for sale which have. If you dont already know the history of the trunk you own, just imagine the life of the person who did own it back in the early 18001900s.
This was an indication that individuals who owned the dome tops were of a more wealthy status and so their luggage was placed up off the ground. There is little known about antique trunk history when compared to most antiques. If the your trunk is or under then your trunk will be worth more. Even though screws, nuts and bolts are found in many antique trunks that have been repaired or restored and in modern trunks, trunk nails and tacks are the way in which they were originally constructed. Antique dome top victorian steamer trunk embossed tin and. The sides have leather handles attached with metal hardware. How to recognizing and refinishing antiques for pleasure and profit. The great innovation of the metalbanded dome top trunk prevented stacking and protected your entire wardrobe on long journeys.
Dome trunk for sale in uk 67 secondhand dome trunks. Chart have this in interior design standards book selling furniture, furniture. Although both styles are quite popular, each style trunk chest has its benefits. As you can see the body is made of either pine planks with decorative yet functional metal hardware. Up for auction is a beautiful antique dome top trunk. The steamer trunk is a rectangle or square trunk that is made with flat sides, top and bottom. Weve been using the dome monthly book for literally 20 years. Antique trunk steamer trunk barrel top trunk dome top trunk.
It arrives in fits and starts well find a label in a trunk here, an advertisement in an old magazine there. Make sure to also check out our trunk history section, and our trunk restoration section. Put to work as a coffee or end table, or as storage. There are some reference books out there but the ones i have do not give a specific time outline.
Also, the value of the trunk is greater if you have the original key to lock and open it. All original from the wheels on the bottom to the top of the barrel top. Trunk showcase this old trunk has been featured in the cover articles of the antique journal magazine and cotton and quail antiques guide. Also a fitted interior will add greatly to the value of a trunk. Antique trunk restoration hardware please click on the text below each category to go to the pages to shop for your hardware you can purchase online or call your order in to us. They can also be an impressive piece to take with you on your next voyage.
Victorian dome top trunk victorian era dome top trunk. Most french made trunks are worth much more than american made steamer trunks. The trunk shop offers over 30 years of experience in antique trunk restoration, new trunk design and build, and new and antique parts. Louis vuitton trunks can sell for 3,000 to over 20,000 dollars while a common dome style trunk may only sell for 75 to 150 dollars. Sn 14930 antique trunk handle replacement kit brass loop 2 photo. If you have an old unrestored trunk then you probably a lot of trunk nails or tacks. The trunk is in exceptional condition and especially considering the age.
This trunk was commonly called a camel back, dome top or steamer trunk. This old trunk quality antique trunks, restoration, antique. Crystalized tin dome top trunk from the late 1890s. Another common type of vintage chest comes with a dome top. A barrel trunk is also often referred to as a camel top or hump back trunk. However, if you dig further you will see it is ludicrous. Beautiful antique martin maier oak slat dome top trunk, super nice interior. A barrel top trunk has a high center point whereas a dome top trunk is even across the top. These trunks also have wooden slats or metal bands to strengthen the frame and for decorative design. Dome top trunks many other names are used to describe this style of trunk including round top, humpback, camel back and barrel top trunks.
Shenandoah trunk hardware handles, hinges, tacks, locks. Fantastic all wood 140 year old antique dome top trunk. Our steamer trunks come with two varieties of lids a flat top lid or a dome lid. Steamer trunks, dome top trunks, jenny lind trunks, saratoga trunks, and collectible trunks. Beautiful steamer trunks by amish craftsmen 6 styles. How to restore antique trunks and trunk restoration. This beautiful original large antique victorian era round top steamer trunk has scroll work pattern embossed tin and oak wood slat details. Dometop these embossed tin options have a rounded top. Everything you need to know about antique trunks, including antique. This stop style trunk hinge is designed to stop the hinge from opening too far.
Spignesis 1998 book the lost work of stephen king, the cannibals originally titled under the dome is an unpublished unfinished 450page handwritten novel written in 1982, while king was filming creepshow. Nice trunks when theyre in good condition, but sometimes a complete makeover is in order. It measures a large 33 wide, 23 tall and 21 front to back. Each craftsman had his own ideas, dreams and thoughts on how to craft his products. Steamer trunks once languished in dusty attics and musty basements but they are currently a hot item on the antique circuit. Nice cabin trunk, just right for sliding under your berth aboard the train. Visit our blog to discuss restoration, get advice, tell us your. Antique chests and trunks provide lovely storage solutions for your home. There is also such a thing as a trunk novel, meaning a novel you wrote to learn the process or try out an idea, but again, never sold. Barrelstaves are sometimes referred to as a form of dometop trunk, but generally date.
Have you ever wondered what is a steamer trunk or what makes it different from any other wooden trunk or chest. In the late 1870s a large fancy round top trunk became popular, because it was used by the wealthier people visiting the spas and racetrack at saratoga springs, new york. The photo gallery is a collection of photos of antique trunks, and are for research use only. A true sign of its european provenance are the wood worm holes in the lid. A variety of construction methodsincluding cuffing, molded ply, barrel construction, and. Counted among our favorite ways to cap the foot of a bed or round out a playroom, used trunks and blanket chests will keep spaces tidy while offering up the bonus of extra seating.
Shop forand learn aboutantique steamer trunks and chests. Chuck lachiusas wonderful guide to the architecture and history of buffalo. Etsy is the home to thousands of handmade, vintage, and oneofakind products and gifts related to your search. The history of the dome companies dome publishing was founded in 1940 by cpa nicholas picchione, publishing a series of books designed to simplify the bookkeeping process for small businesses. This style of trunk was often covered in embossed tin, plain tin, crystallized tin and waterproofed paper. This type of chest also has its variations, including those wooden trunk items, particularly pine trunk. Steamer trunk refinishing how to home guides sf gate. Both flat and round top trunks were being made during the mid 1800s. The hardest part of the entire project is in the preparation of the piece. This is a how to guide about appraising the value of antique trunks. Whether its an heirloom or an antique store find, an old trunk can be a wonder addition to your home for both storage and decoration.
Similar to the flat tops in that the name implies the shape, these trunks had noticeably domed tops and were therefore less used for travel purposes. The names dome top, camelback, and hump back were not used by trunk makers or in their catalogs, but round top and barrel top were often used. Large dome top antique steamer trunk old treasure chest. Most french made trunks are worth much more than american made steamer. Antique early trunk steamer trunk barrel top trunk dome top trunk. Museum quality, investment grade possibly a martin maier all pine body and oak woods slats w all original features. Antique steamer trunks of all types for sale which have been refinished. I purchased the trunk from a guy selling out of his car for 25. An antique dome top trunk featuring a hinged lid with oak wood rails, reinforced metal corners and molded, metal sheeting over a rectangular case, reinforced with the same materials. Steamer trunks are distinct from dome top trunks and stagecoach trunks that are held together with leather bands and brass studs. In the early 1880s another trunk style developed for steamship travel, called the steamer trunk, which was a low, flat top trunk, only up to 14 inches tall. Good, leathercovered dome top trunks are very scarce. This is a very unique antique trunk with original metal hardware and original insert tray with compartment and original lithographs inside. Antique dome top trunk for sale vintage antiques for sale.
Mar 6, 2017 everything you need to know about antique trunks, including antique trunk history, information on trunk makers, and even trunk parts, trunk repair tools, howto books, and help for antique trunk doityourselfers. Antique trunks, also called traveling chests, were originally used as luggage. Keep in mind this interesting fact, that while traveling up to the early 1900s, the steamer trunks flat top were usually the ones put on ground level while the dome top trunks were stacked on top of these. The wood or metal body of the trunk is held together with. Original aesthetic embossed metal panels with oak wood strips. This is a guide about cleaning and restoring an old trunk. With a flat surface on top, this trunk chest can be used for storage at the foot of your bed, as a side table in your living room, or even used. Antique vintage decor image detail for antique trunks flat top or dome top. Click on a picture to see more information about each of the trunks that are still for sale.528 251 420 355 345 436 1189 1185 795 245 905 729 1395 1314 757 134 1216 1146 591 785 990 1109 1290 194 832 489 883 1058 1371 440 943 343