Antique Trunks For Sale

Antique trunks are popularly collected today as both items of furniture and objects of historical significance. It is still possible to find some of the oldest antique trunks in extremely good condition. Those that may have been in a state that was less than perfect can be restored to a point where they will look even better than when they were first made.

The beauty and sturdiness of trunks has ensured that they remain in popular use today, even if they are not being used as they were originally intended. A well-made antique trunk will provide a definite point of interest in any room with the bedroom or the family room two of the more usual places to find them.

Listed on this page is a selection of fine antique trunks for sale to give you a starting point in finding an example that may be used in your home. Choose from steamer trunks, wardrobe trunks, dome top trunks and travel trunks of all sizes and qualities.

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Vintage STEAMER TRUNK coffee table BROWN chest low toy crate box antique storage
Vintage STEAMER TRUNK coffee table BROWN chest low toy crate box antique storage
$125.00
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1932  1933 Lincoln Antique Auto Trunk
1932 1933 Lincoln Antique Auto Trunk
$1,500.00
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Flat Top Vintage Antique Steamer Wood Slat Canvas Trunk Storage Chest
Flat Top Vintage Antique Steamer Wood Slat Canvas Trunk Storage Chest
$45.99
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Antique Trunk Chest Handmade Reproduction 18th c Hasp Lock  Forged Handles
Antique Trunk Chest Handmade Reproduction 18th c Hasp Lock Forged Handles
$130.00
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Antique Flat Top Steamer Wood Trunk
Antique Flat Top Steamer Wood Trunk
$85.00
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ANTIQUE C LATE 19th CENT FRENCH LION HEADS HAND CARVED DARK OAK CHEST TRUNK
ANTIQUE C LATE 19th CENT FRENCH LION HEADS HAND CARVED DARK OAK CHEST TRUNK
$1,105.00
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RARE ANTIQUE HALF STEAMER TRUNK VINTAGE VICTORIAN DOME TOP HUMP BACK CAMEL C1877
RARE ANTIQUE HALF STEAMER TRUNK VINTAGE VICTORIAN DOME TOP HUMP BACK CAMEL C1877
$895.00
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Antique Travel Trunk
Antique Travel Trunk
$100.00
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Antique Ukrainian Hutsul Small Trunk beech wood 1800 1899 years
Antique Ukrainian Hutsul Small Trunk beech wood 1800 1899 years
$677.23
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Antique Vintage Steamer Trunk Suitcase Leather Wood Slat Wood Cabin Trunk Chest
Antique Vintage Steamer Trunk Suitcase Leather Wood Slat Wood Cabin Trunk Chest
$225.00
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Antique Blanket Chest Trunk Beach Theme Painted Star Fish Sand Dollar Shells
Antique Blanket Chest Trunk Beach Theme Painted Star Fish Sand Dollar Shells
$495.00
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ANTIQUE HUMPBACK DOME TRUNK FROM THE 1800s Refinished Inside Original Hardware
ANTIQUE HUMPBACK DOME TRUNK FROM THE 1800s Refinished Inside Original Hardware
$450.00
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Antique Chinese Hand Painted Red Trunk 2665 Circa 1800 1849
Antique Chinese Hand Painted Red Trunk 2665 Circa 1800 1849
$799.00
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Antique Vintage Metal Wood Foot Locker Trunk Iron Duke Travel Things
Antique Vintage Metal Wood Foot Locker Trunk Iron Duke Travel Things
$309.99
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Restored Antique Trunk Embossed Tin Patd 1869 1870 As Much As A 147 Years Old
Restored Antique Trunk Embossed Tin Patd 1869 1870 As Much As A 147 Years Old
$229.99
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Antique Trunk Circa 1850 60s A Great Restoration
Antique Trunk Circa 1850 60s A Great Restoration
$269.99
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Antique Trunk Restored Patd Oct 1877 As Much As 140 Years Old Very Nice
Antique Trunk Restored Patd Oct 1877 As Much As 140 Years Old Very Nice
$339.99
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Antique Trunk Embossed Tin In A Flower Pattern Beautiful Restoration
Antique Trunk Embossed Tin In A Flower Pattern Beautiful Restoration
$319.99
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Rare antique Oak Slat Dome top Steamer Trunk 1880s
Rare antique Oak Slat Dome top Steamer Trunk 1880s
$700.00
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Antique Trunk Beautiful Restoration Circa 1840 60s 157 years Old
Antique Trunk Beautiful Restoration Circa 1840 60s 157 years Old
$259.99
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The use of trunks as the primary source of luggage storage during long overseas voyages and through land travel has resulted in a great number of different styles and sizes. The trunk has been in use for many hundreds of years and, by necessity, it has been made of sturdy materials so that it might withstand the rigors involved in constantly loading and unloading and the knocks that they might have taken.

Restored Antique Trunks

There is a lot of satisfaction to be gained from taking an old shabby box and transforming it into a glowing and vital trunk that anyone would be proud to display in their home. This is the art of a good trunk restorer and there is virtually no trunk that is too old and dingy to be beyond the talents of some of the devoted trunk restorers out there.

If you have stumbled upon a steamer trunk that appears to have seen better days that is being offered for a song, snapping it up might prove to be one of the best moves you make. With some professional restoration work done on it, the tired old steamer trunk can easily be turned into a very attractive piece of antique furniture.

When you look at some of the antique trunks for sale above, consider what it might look like with new metal corners a coat of varnish and a general overhaul.

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