Pictures of Restored Trunks – Page 4

Embossed Tin Trunk

This trunk is what is called an embossed tin trunk. It has been fully restored to how it would have looked when first crafted. The estimated date of manufacture is from around 1895 – 1915. The two tone tin pattern was a common appearance for this time period. Trunk manufacturers would order the embossed tin from the manufacturer in a wide variety of patterns and colors. This trunk was painted at some point in it’s life, the paint was striped off and completely refinished.




Picture of a painted antique trunk picture of an antique trunk before restoration picture of a antique trunk before restoration


After Restoration

Picture of an antique trunks with embossed tin.

Picture of a antique trunk with no paint

Picture of an antique steamer trunk Interior of trunk Fabric lined interior of Antique trunk


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2 thoughts to “Pictures of Restored Trunks – Page 4”

  1. Love these old trunks! How did you strip off the old paint? I have one just like this that’s spray painted over the whole thing.

  2. I bought a trunk with embossed tin with a floral pattern. It looks like the background, the indentations were light/ white and the raised flowers were dark/black. How do I repaint something like this ? What is the technique. And what would the colors likely have been at the time?

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