1920s Scandinavian carry trunk re-covered in black canvas duck and faux-leather fiber. Four steam-shaped birch ribs finished in tung oil and edged in brass plate run along the exterior. Trunk features all original hardware, fancy steel draw bolts, and folding steel handles.
Cool, collectible, and fantastically versatile, these are trunks with a past--and a glowing future. Each wonderful antique has been meticulously hand-restored and repurposed as a one-of-a-kind work of art by Randall Barbera, who uses premium leather, rare woods, and centuries-old building and refinishing techniques to create the exquisite centerpieces here. "Punctuating the original design, and then taking it one step further to enhance its personality, is the ultimate goal," says Barbera, who spends a full six weeks on each. No two are alike.