Frequently Asked Questions
Question: What is my trunk worth?
Answer: Many people e-mail us about an appraisal
of their own trunks. In order to give a proper evaluation of
your trunk we will need the following:
Please send all information to the address at the bottom
of this page. Or you can email the information to: email@example.com. There is a $75 charge for basic trunk evaluations. Sometimes more research is needed to properly evaluate a trunk. We charge $65/hr for research and will let you know in advance of any additional charge. If mail your pictures and you would like them returned,
include a Stamped Self Addressed Envelope (SASE).
Question: Do you carry parts?
Answer: Yes, we have many trunk parts available.
Hinges, handles, locks, nails, and tacks. Click on this link
to view our on-line catalog. Parts
Question: How old is my trunk?
Answer: Most trunks that we see around today were made within a span of about 100 years. From approximately 1820-1920. For a more precise date see above for appraisals or order our special book with dating information.
Question: How do I refinish my trunk?
Answer: Most trunks can be refinished. It is a time consuming process that should be well thought out. Someday, in the distant future we hope to be able to offer you a "how to" refinishing book. If you would like your trunk refinished by our craftsmen we will be happy to give an estimate on time and cost. For more information on refinishing click on the following link. Refinishing
Question: Do you have information that will help me date, price, appraise, and refinish my own trunk?
Answer: Yes. We have developed a special book,
Question: Do we ship?
Answer: Yes. Usually through UPS. Most trunks can be shipped for about $60-$100 if they fall within the UPS size guidelines.
Question: How do I know that I'll like a trunk that I bought from you over the internet?
Answer: You can be comfortable purchasing a trunk from us over the internet or in our store because we guarantee satisfaction (Please see the trunk gallery page for more details). And further, if at some future date you decide that you would like to trade in your trunk for another we will give you full credit provided that the trunk is in the same condition as when purchased.