Can anybody tell me what make, what year, & what this trunk is worth

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I believe it's a dome top antique trunk. They date from 1890. The round top is meant to shed water and dust when using them for travel. Here is a similar, restored trunk that sold for just under $1800. In the current condition, it might be worth $75-$100.
Jim
 

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I believe it's a dome top antique trunk. They date from 1890. The round top is meant to shed water and dust when using them for travel. Here is a similar, restored trunk that sold for just under $1800. In the current condition, it might be worth $75-$100.
Jim
Thanks for the info. Any idea what the restore cost might be
 

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Thanks for the info. Any idea what the restore cost might be
I don't have my lists here with me, but do a Google search for trunk restoration. Scroll down past the first two or three. I found one that wanted more to restore than I wanted to pay but referred me to a buyer.

Cruise the antique stores / sites to get a grip on what your market is. Hint- market isn't good moneys tight, and cost of shipping for restoration is outrageous. There aren't many good restorers left, they know it & charge accordingly so be prepared for that. I'll look for my notes & get back. Got any woodworking skills? The hardware is easy to find yours wouldn't be hard to spruce up. Winter project time is coming up!
 

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