Pine "Bread Loaf" Trunk
This relatively rare example of a "Bread Loaf" trunk was discovered sitting in the rain at an antique shop near Cape Charles, VA. It takes its name from the shape of the ends. It was found in very rough shape, but hinted at hidden treasure if it could be properly restored.
Almost all of the original hardware, with the exception of many of the brass studs, was intact. The interior shelf and unique hidden compartment door were sound. Scraping, sanding, painting, stain and varnish brought back its former glory! A Currier and Ives print replaced the long lost original, and a cedar floor board was added.
The brass studding was the only hardware that had to be replaced, using items manufactured specifically for trunk restoration.
The trunk is currently used primarily as a blanket chest, and occasionally as a hiding place for holiday gifts!
Refinishing of furniture is a service of Shenandoah Second Wind. Trunk restoration prices range from $100-$250, beginning with your "treasure chest." A finished piece such as this one would retail for $300+.