Welcome to our new website:
We have made an effort to improve our graphics and navigation.
Please feel free to look around.

We now have a selection of Trunkmaker's labels: Labels

Just In: Barcalo Tack Pullers, a must have.
Click on the picture to make your selection.


Special on New Old Stock (NOS) Locks


LK1000 $15.00
New old stock (NOS) vintage trunk lock painted flat black,
complete with one or two keys, backing plate (not shown) and rivets for attaching.
5 3/4" high including both pieces.

Key choice

Attention dealers or restorers:
We will offer a substantial discount if you purchase six or more of these LK1000 locks at a time. Please inquire.



Featured Trunk
Please click on the image for details.

red trunk


The Trunk Shop Parts Catalog is now online.
Order parts 24 hours a day.
Click on the image below to view the catalog.


You now have two ways to order parts. You can order online 24 hours a day and pay by credit/debit card
or Paypal, or if you prefer to pay by check you can order by phone 9am to 5pm EST. Call 1 877 247-0389.


Instant Access

Antique Trunks: Identification/Price Guide. Electronic Version
This is the in-depth 192 pageatip book book in full color in a PDF file format that you can download instantly from the internet. It has many color pictures of antique trunks, Victorian Images, Advertising, Trunkmakers database, Makers' labels, our unique Valuerator
® system to help you determine the value of your trunk, and much more. (Adobe Reader needed to read the book in PDF format. Adobe Reader is a free program. Click on this link to download Adobe Reader .
Price $49.99. You save $5 on shipping charges and have instant access to the book.






Something New

We are now offering streamlined sections of our book:

Antique Trunks: Refinish, Repair, Restore.

Most people find the entire book useful but many contact us with more specific questions
such as how do I reline a trunk, or how do I attach handles.
We are now offering sections of our book that will address these and other issues that may arise when refinishing a trunk.
To select from these offerings please click on this link: Something new.


Please click on the picture below to go to our trunk selection.


lv lock


Hot Off the Press
The latest Louis Vuitton book.

$125.00 plus $12.00 shipping.

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We were able to obtain a few copies of this brand new book from Louis Vuitton with illustrations of the many styles of trunks they have made over the last 160 years. This is a hardbound book measuring 10" x 12" and containing hundreds of color pictures. This is a "must have" book for any LV enthusiast or collector. You can order this great book by clicking on the "Add To Cart" button above or you can get an inside look at the book by clicking on the LV logo above.


Paul Pat Morse and Linda Edelstein of and The Trunk Shop write featured article for Antique Week.
Click on this link to see the article: Antique Week Louis Vuitton article.

antique week article


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The Trunk Shop/ featured in
Antiques Roadshow Insider
Click on the name above to see the whole story.

Visit our Rare Trunks section for one of a kind museum quality trunks.

Look at our latest addition of Suppliers and Restoration Services:
Click here for the link

Map to the store.

Martin Van Buren National Historic Site purchases rare and early trunk from The Trunk Shop.
Click on the picture below to see the story.

Our New Book:
Our new book, Antique Trunks, Refinish, Repair, Restore-Revised and Expanded, has arrived. This great book features over 175 new images and 200 pages crammed full of information on restoration. We have consulted with many experts in the trunk business to make this the most comprehensive "how-to" book on the market. It has special chapters on lock repair, quilted tops, tray making, and a special section on tips and tricks. It also includes a list of resources for supplies and parts. Please click on the order button below to put in your order. Or click on the picture or link below to see pages from the book. The retail price is $29.99 plus $5 for Priority Mail shipping.

"...a unique style, informative and humorous."
The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles, December 2009.

"...straightforward instructions....comical vintage drawings and closeup photographs help explain the process."
Maine Antique Digest, February 2010

See some pages from the book.

The printed version is temporarily out of stock.

Buy Antique Trunks: Refinish Repair Restore and
Antique Trunks: Id/Price Guide and save $5.00 shipping.

Electronic Version: $30.00Save $5.00 shipping.
Don't want to wait for the mail? Order Antique Trunks, Refinish, Repair, Restore-Revised and Expanded
over the internet and you can download the book in PDF format. (Adobe Reader needed to read the book in PDF format. Adobe Reader is a free program. Click on this link to download Adobe Reader .
Here are the benefits of doing it this way:
1. Instant access to the book.
2. Save $5.00 on shipping.
3. We are the only source for the electronic version.
4. Saving paper and protecting the environment.
Click on the "Buy Now" button to order the electronic version of Antique Trunks, Refinish, Repair, Restore-Revised and Expanded.


Purchase individual sections of the Refinishing book in electronic version for instant download.

Don't want to spend $30 for the whole Refinishing book? You can order individual sections for as little as $5. With this option you will be able to have the section delivered instantly to your computer in PDF file format.


Exterior work on your trunk. $10


Interior work on your trunk. $5


Working with locks and keys. $5


Make a tray. $5


Pricing your refinishing work and selling your trunk. $5


24 important tips we have discovered over 40 years. $5

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Wouldn't you like to have the incredible 540 page book about Louis Vuitton? We have managed to acquire a few brand new copies of this fine and out of print book. Click here for a preview. $125.00 plus $10 shipping.
To order book please click on the button below:


Our Downloadable and Printable Parts Catalog is now in PDF format. To view this file you will need Adobe Reader. To get your free copy of Adobe Reader please click on this link.
Adobe Reader and follow the directions. To order online go to our online Parts Catalog.

We are now offering trunks that our customers have brought in to sell on consignment. To check out this new section click here: Consignment Trunks.

Please visit our two new sections: Antiques and Art.
We are excited to offer many new items on our web site including antiques from the 19th and 20th centuries as well as fine and vintage art.

Identification/Price Guide for Antique Trunks. This is an in-depth 192 page book in full color. It has many color pictures of antique trunks, Victorian Images, Advertising, Trunkmakers database, Makers' labels, our unique Valuerator® system to help you determine the value of your trunk, and much more. Click on the picture to get more information and learn about a special offer.
Price $49.99 plus $5.00 shipping.

Book Choices

Our original refinishing book is sold out.
Antique Trunks: Refinish, Repair, Restore.
A complete how-to book on fixing your antique trunk. This is the industry standard book for working on your trunk. Over 140 illustrated pages of the many secrets of our master craftsmen.
(Sold Out, although if you really want one we may be able to find one around the shop).


Victorian Prints:
All Prints are now $5 each
Check out our Victorian prints. These Victorian Prints are made from the originals which came out of antique trunks. Click on the pictures to view them.

Trunk Parts Catalog:
We have a printed parts catalog available by mail. There is a charge of $2 which covers the cost of printing and mailing. If you would like a copy please send $2 to The Trunk Shop at the address below.

Our Newsletter: We publish a periodic on-line newsletter. To see the latest copy please click on the button below.

Check out the page on our site that defines many of the different parts of a trunk. Click on the button below to view it.


he Trunk Shop is dedicated to helping our customers reach back in time and experience the unique simplicity of years ago. We have included a representative group of Antique Trunks for your viewing pleasure and reminiscence. These fine trunks have been refinished with the utmost care and attention to detail. To view these trunks please click on the "Trunk Selection" button on the left menu.

The Trunk Shop
154 Canaan Back Road
Barrington NH 03825
The Store: 1 877 247-0389
Workshop: 603 664-2205


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