The Martin Van Buren National Historic Site in Kinderhook, New York has purchased a very rare and unusual trunk from The Trunk Shop. Martin Van Buren, the 8th President of The United States lived in Kinderhook in a very stately mansion which has been turned into a National Historic Site under the ageis of the Nation Park Service.
This very special trunk is a "sole leather" trunk
manufactured in New York by Samuel Post, ca. 1845. The trunk is in near mint condition retaining the original linen interior as well as the double brass locks, original set of four leather handles, and leather straps. The leather is bound on the high ribbed edges with copper rivets. The embossed leather is in beautiful condition and has acquired a deep rich chestnut patina.
Dr. Patricia West, director of the museum was very pleased to be able to find an authentic, early trunk of this caliber and has already installed into one of the bedrooms in the museum. Please click on the image below to go to the Martin Van Buren National Historic Site.
We currently have a great selection of vintage artwork including many listed artists such as Bernard Lamotte, Frederick Ilsley, Lester Hornby (the father of the Rockport school), and many others.
enjoyed seeing so many of you in person and invite all to visit
our workshop in Barrington in the coming months. Please come. To
see a map to the store please click on the following link: Map
to the store.
We are located near Calef's Country Store, The Christmas Dove, and "Antique Alley" in Northwood. So there's lots to see.
Our trunk refinishing classes have been popular and if you are interested
please give us a call. Classes limited to three people so be sure
to reserve early. Open by appointment or chance so we suggest that
you call before coming. 1 603 664-2205.
expanded our offering of restored Victorian Prints so check out
that page. Original trunk manufacturers placed these colorful prints
in trunks to enhance their beauty. Not only for refinishing trunks,
today these prints can be framed and admired for their own artistic
merit. To view these prints click on the following link or the picture:
Our new refinishing book, Antique Trunks,
Refinish, Repair Restore, Revised and Expanded, is now available, either in the printed edition or the electronic version. We hope you will take a look because we have expanded it from 140 pages up to 200 pages with over 200 new illustrations. This new edition also included chapters on quilted lids and a greatly expanded chapter on fitting a key to a lock. We have already received great reviews in Maine Antique Digest and Journal of Antiques and Collectibles. This is the definitive "how-to"
book for working on antique trunks. To learn more about Antique
Trunks, Refinish Repair Restore and our special offer use
this link: Refinishing Book. Or click on the button below to order this great book online.
appraisals will continue to be available. If you send us photos
you will receive a descriptive cover letter and formal appraisal
of your trunks. The cost of an appraisal is $75 per trunk.
Click on the button below for more information on appraisals.