Antique Trunks

Antique Trunks – Restoration, Values and More

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You will find many unique and helpful resources on our website that cover a wide variety of topics from the values of antique trunks to DIY restoration guides.

Antique Trunk Restoration

Have your antique trunk professionally restored or learn how to restore an antique trunk yourself. Our trunk restoration guide is easy to follow and will make your antique trunk look amazing. We have many trunk restoration guides from replacing handles, removing odors to painting and metal repair.

How To Restore Your TrunkClick Here

picture of a antique trunk before restoration

Picture of antique trunk after restoration

Antique Trunks & Their Values

Picture of an antique trunk Most antiques should be left in there original condition but trunks are a different story. Some antique trunks are worth a considerable amount of money, others are not. Find out how to value your trunk and what it may be worth. You can also find historical information about trunks on our site also.

With proper restoration techniques a trunks value can often be dramatically increased. Anyone can restore a trunk with amazing results following our easy restoration guide. It is not hard but will take a commitment in time and a good bit of old fashioned elbow grease.

Antique Trunk ValuesClick Here

Before and After Pictures of restored antique trunks

Picture of an antique trunk after restoration.

Picture of before and after restoration of antique trunks.






See what your trunk can look like after restoring or refinishing it!

Before & After PicturesClick Here

Learn More About Antique Trunks

A Martin Maier antique trunk.Must antique trunks can be restored or fixed up and have there value increased but this is not always 100% true in a few cases. Antique trunks that were manufactured by Goyard, Louis Vuitton  or Martin Maier are highly sought after and can bring in $2,000 to $60,000 at auction to motivated antique trunk collectors. Many antique steamer trunks are used as blanket chests and for coffee tables. You can refinish a trunk then have a large piece of glass cut that can be set on top of  of the trunk as a table top. Legs can also be added to the bottom of any trunk so it can be used as a table. Trunks often become the center piece of any room because they invoke curiosity and conversation.

Other Antique Trunk Resources & links

Brettuns Village – Antique trunk parts, reproduction parts, trunk hardware and leather works

This Old Trunk – Restored trunks for sale, original trunk parts, reference material and expert advice

Antique Hardware & More – Offers many reproduction parts for antique trunks

Wikipedia – A great article about steamer trunks

Collectors Weekly – A wealth of pictures and a community of trunk collectors

eBay – eBay is a great place to buy as is and restored trunks

Our YouTube Trunk Channel – Videos being added daily!