Circa: 1900’s Antique Travel Trunk Restoration Albuquerque

Travel Trunk Restoration at Furniture Medic in Albuquerque

This trunk was in bad need of repair and restoration. It needed a complete clean, however we had to use care not to lose the character provided by the years of patina built up on the surface. The pin construction that was holding the tin cladding was in fair condition but a few of the pins needed hammering back into place. Also the pins holding the two hinges to the top were loose and could not be tightened due to over use, which caused the wood to deteriorate. Here we used barrel head cap nuts and 5/8” bolts to repair the trunk top and then aged the metal appropriately to blend in with the tin and wood of the trunk. Some areas of the tin had been torn away and were dangerously sticking out, this was a hazard to users lifting or walking closely past the trunk. The sharp areas were repaired flush with the surrounding tin. Overall the trunk turned out beautifully and our customer was very pleased with the trunk restoration.

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