Antique Trunks

Many people have a great love of antique trunks, often commonly called steamer trunks for many reasons from sentimental to decorative. We have a vast amount of information about antique trunks from values to restoration information.

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Antique Trunks and Chests

Picture of an antique trunk Most antiques should be left in there original condition but trunks are a different story. With proper restoration techniques a trunks value can often be dramatically increased. Anyone can restore a trunk with amazing results following our easy restoration guide. It is not hard but will take a commitment in time and a good bit of old fashioned elbow grease.


Antique Trunk Restoration Information (DIY)

Have your antique trunk professionally restored or learn how to restore an antique trunk yourself. Our restoration guide is easy to follow and will make your trunk look amazing. We have many trunk restoration guides from replacing handles, removing odors to painting and metal repair. You can find trunk parts here, they carry every known trunk part and also offer leather services.


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Antique Trunk  Value and Historical Information

Some antique trunks are worth a considerable amount of money, others are not. Find out how to value your trunk and what it may be worth. If you are seeking historical information about trunks you have come to the right place. We also offer general information about steamer trunks.

Check out our antique trunk restoration services or view before and after pictures of antique trunks.

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Learn how to restore an antique trunk here!

A Martin Maier antique trunk.Must antique trunks can be restored or fixed up and have there value increased but this is not always 100% true in a few cases. Antique trunks that were manufactured by Goyard, Louis Vuitton  or Martin Maier are highly sought after and can bring in $2,000 to $60,000 at auction to motivated antique trunk collectors. Many antique steamer trunks are used as blanket chests and for coffee tables. You can refinish a trunk then have a large piece of glass cut that can be set on top of  of the trunk as a table top. Legs can also be added to the bottom of any trunk so it can be used as a table. Trunks often become the center piece of any room because they invoke curiosity and conversation.

Other Antique Trunk Resources & links

Brettuns Village – Antique trunk parts, reproduction parts, trunck harware and leather works

This Old Trunk – Restored trunks for sale, original trunk parts, reference material and expert advice

Antique Hardware & More – Offers many reproduction parts for antique trunks

Wikipedia – A great article about steamer trunks

Collectors Weekly – A wealth of pictures and a community of trunk collectors

eBay – eBay is a great place to buy as is and restored trunks

Our YouTube Trunk Channel – Videos being added daily!

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