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How is it that the restoration of antique trunks and design are connected?  We’re often asked this question and the answer is that we offer two related, but distinct services and products.

 For one, we offer our expert craftsmanship in the traditional sense.  We restore antique trunks for those wanting to have their own antique trunk brought back to life and we have experience with restoring just about every make model, size and shape of trunk that was ever made.   If you have an old trunk that you’ve been using as a storage bin in your attic, or maybe as a storage container in your basement or garage and would like to see that trunk restored, made beautiful and turned into a decorative trunk that you will be able to use, we perform restorations like this every day and would be more than happy to quote you a very reasonable rate, along with a realistic time frame for completing the work.  If it is an antique steamer trunk that you would like to use as a coffee table trunk in your living room, or you are in need of an additional toy box, or storage trunk,   we can clean, re-line and restore your antique trunk and then add legs to it (if you would like) allowing it to be the perfect height for your specific application.  Do you have a large wardrobe trunk that you don’t know what to do with?  We can make the piece completely useful again by refinishing the entire inside, as well as the outside, or transform it into something that will work within your home, something other than a storage container.  How about making it into a bar?  We can preserve, repair, refinish, rejuvenate, revive and make new again, that precious heirloom that you’d like to pass down for generations.   The process is much like furniture restoration in many ways and, before we forget, we can also perform furniture refinishing if you have need!

Please don't hesitate to give us a call to discuss restoring your antique trunk.  We're up early, and work well into the evenings (on weekends too!) and would love to talk to you about how to get started.  We'll be able to give you an accurate estimate for the cost, the best and easiest way to pack and ship your trunk to us, and also give you a time frame for completing the work and when you'll have your trunk back home again.  
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Do you want to know where you can buy a trunk?  The “DESIGN” work we do on antique and vintage trunks is the second half of our mission.  RE-design would be a more fitting description of this work as we take artistic license to creatively restore most of these antique trunks, adding design elements which we hope will augment, and in some cases, exaggerate the original design, or personality of the trunk.  We offer these antique trunks as our line of ANTIQE TRUNKS FOR SALE and if you click on that tab to the left, you will see examples of this work.  Steamer trunks, wooden chests, wardrobe trunks, Jenny Lind trunks, toy chests, decorative trunks, toy boxes and coffee table trunks can be so much more than just a storage container and we have them all,  in just about every size, shape and color imaginable.  All for sale,  right here.

There is another service that we offer too but we thought that if we named our company ANTIQUE TRUNK RESTORATION & DESIGN AND CUSTOM WORK TOO, it would be a bit too long to remember, but we also produce custom made trunks!   For customs, we try to utilize genuine antique trunk hardware on these whenever possible and can duplicate just about any of the trunks that we’ve sold in the past.

Say, for instance, that you wanted to have a matching pair of side table trunks for your bedroom and you wanted to also utilize these as additional storage trunks.   We can build and fabricate these in your choice of fabrics (or leather) and color, and size.  Unlike many of mass-produced “antique” trunks you might see for sale, these would be one-of-a-kind pieces, built entirely to your specifications, typically at a price similar to our re-designed genuine antique trunks.  We offer generous trade discounts to the interior design community and are always excited to work with designers world-wide in creating these custom pieces.   You don’t have to be an interior designer to have us build you one either.  We’re also happy to work with people wanting to have a custom trunk designed to call their own.