Welcome to our Before and After page. Here you will see pictures of trunks we have restored for  our
customers and trunks we are currently working on.  We constantly update this page, so check back often
Before and after pictures of a canvas covered flat top . After restoration it has
new canvas, new leather,  paint and lining.
Parts for restoring trunks
Victrola and other phonograph repair
Photos of our work
How we  restore trunks
Prices for restoration of trunks
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Our ideas on trunk restoration
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A Large flat top before restoration. Notice the heavy ornate metal corner protectors.
Large flat top with new leather and a color change after restoration
A Large flat top before restoration. Notice
the heavy ornate metal corner protectors.
Large flat top with new leather and a color
change after restoration
Gary,  Just want to  tell you how
much  Ron and I love our trunk. It
is beautiful. We hope to get  
another one   from  you  soon.
Ron and  Dee
A beautiful round top trunk with embossed tin and wide slats before . And  below after a color change, new handles,  slats refinished, and relining along with the happy customer's comments
                              

Dear Gary,
Just wanted to let you know how much Ron and I love the job you did on the trunk.  It is beautiful...
....Hope to be able to get another trunk in April or sometime this summer.
Ron & Dee
A beautiful round top with  2 color new paint, leather and
tray compartments
A beautiful round top trunk with embossed tin and wide slats before . And  below after a color change, new handles,  slats refinished, and relining along with the happy customer's comments
                              

Dear Gary,
Just wanted to let you know how much Ron and I love the job you did on the trunk.  It is beautiful...
....Hope to be able to get another trunk in April or sometime this summer.
Ron & Dee
dome top with embossed pebble pattern tin, before and after pictures,  new 2 color  paint on embossed tin, refinished slats, new  leather, &  newspaper pattern lining.

This beautiful dome top trunk along with  a flat top ( not pictured) is on display in San Diego, California  as part of a  City History exhibit.
Dome top with embossed pebble pattern tin, before and after
pictures,  new 2 color  paint on embossed tin, refinished slats,
new  leather, &  newspaper pattern lining.

This beautiful dome top trunk along with  a flat top ( not pictured)
is on display in San Diego, CA
dome top with embossed pebble pattern tin, before and after pictures,  new 2 color  paint on embossed tin, refinished slats, new  leather, &  newspaper pattern lining.

This beautiful dome top trunk along with  a flat top ( not pictured) is on display in San Diego, California  as part of a  City History exhibit.
After pic of blue/silver dome top trunk
Before and after pics of a blue/silver
embossed pattern dome top  with new  
interior,  and hat  box  tray
Dresser trunk  completely re- stored
Before and after pictures of a rare Dresser Trunk, completely restored with  Victorian pattern lining,
new paint, and leather.
Embossed pattern tin dome top trunk
A Beautiful, Geometric pattern, embossed
tin dome top completely restored with rebuilt
dome compartments, cedar lining, and new
artwork.
Gary,
I cannot believe what a wonderful job
you have done.... Every last detail of
my trunk seems to have been given
your full attention...
Your skill and hard work have made
my trunk even more special and
wonderful.

Elisabeth
A beautiful dome top trunk with casted locks, and a beautiful geometric tin pattern, great ornamentation
A dome top with Embossed tin covering  
before restoration, with  an awful , owner
applied  blue  paint.
After restoration  with  the original gold color
restored, new leather and refinished slats.
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A beautiful dome top restored to its
former beauty
inside and out
2 color painting on Embossed tin
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embossed tin painting
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dome top,  embossed tin with out paint
Before and after of a small  dome top trunk  done with out paint on the embossed tin.  Embossed  tin
is  buffed and  sealed only.
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An 1860's Civil War  trunk before and after pictures. This trunk  was completely
re-covered in leather - - embossed, tinted, and glazed. New straps and handles
installed, completely re-furbished  lid compartments and tray.
All  metal hardware was re-used.
Civil war  restored trunk
Civil war restored  trunk
Civil war restored  trunk
Civil war  restored trunk
Embossing on leather
Before  restoration work
gold finished trunk outside
Gold finished  trunk  trays  and inside
Before and after of a gold finished  dome top trunk.   All hardware and the original  finish has been restored and
the inside completely redone. New handles, paint, tray covers & artwork.
Before Restoration
Gold geometric pattern  dome top trunk  with  severe damage to the lid
Before restoration
After  restoration with new gold painting with stain wash, Repaired lid panel, and cedar lining.
Painted Flat top trunk before  restoration
After paint stripping,  and
restoration of slats and  outside
covering.
After  restoration of  dome top with  gold  "crystalized" finish and restored tray and dome compartments.  
Original tray lining was  retained  and restored.
Gold crystalized finish trunk before
restoration
Before and after pictures of a beautifully finished Dome top done in copper metallic with
stain wash on  Alligator leather  pattern embossed tin.
Leather covered  dome top  trunk before  restoration.   This trunk was completely  recovered in  leather,  
tinted,  sealed,  and  hand  embossed.  The inside was completely restored and re-lined.
After  restoration with completely new leather covering, hand embossed.   Click on the pictures for a
close up
of the embossing in the leather.
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Before
Restoration
A Leather covered dome top trunk fully restored with  new outside leather,  hand embossed.   
Restored inside  with new  trays, covering and artwork.
After Restoration
Leather covered  Dome top,  before  restoration. Missing  the tray,  leather
missing or  dried out.
After  restoration with  oiled leather,   bare spots  covered,  new tray and lid  
compartments  restored.  New paper lining and  artwork.