Antique Trunks

Antique trunks, also known as steamer trunks, were used to haul a large quantity of personal items safely and securely across large bodies of water. The "steamer" in the name has to do with the type of ship people used to travel when these trunks were common for luggage. Now, you can own some antique trunks for your very own transatlantic adventure.

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Turquoise green reclaimed salvaged

Turquoise green reclaimed salvaged
This trunk coffee table makes inspires with its inimitable style and storage space. Made from reclaimed salvaged wood, painted in turquoise green, shall delight all rustic fans. The fact that it's a trunk creates considerable storage possibilities.

Antique Wooden Trunk

Antique Wooden Trunk
Unique trunk with antique finish. It is made of wood and reinforced with metal supports. Great for stroing beddings and others needed items. Provides space saving in all kinds of interiors.

Vintage Trunk Bench Seat

Vintage Trunk Bench Seat
A perfect combination of comfort and vintage looks, that you can compliment your living room with. This old chest is characterized by wood construction, holding a stylish seat and back - button-tufted and upholstered in an off-white fabric.

Antique Style Wooden Small Trunk

Antique Style Wooden Small Trunk
Pretty medieval style trunk with a rectangular small wooden body hand-painted in dark brown. It has iron handles and truncated legs. It's decorated with pleather straps, metal cornerpieces, large nailheads. A removable hinged lid is latch-closed.

Vintage Antique Upholstered Trunk (Set of 3)

Vintage Antique Upholstered Trunk (Set of 3)
This set includes three vintage antique upholstered trunks with wood frame and ivory finish. The set includes one large, medium and small decorative trunk. It is a very good choice for your home.

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Victorian trunks

Get more storage into your home with these amazing antique trunks. Made from wood, the pieces are stained with a distressed light brown shade and accentuated with metallic touches, including two sturdy locks and hinges. They are ideal for the bedroom or outdoor shed.

Our advice Buying Guide

How can you tell if a trunk is antique?

The easiest way to tell if a trunk is antique is to check when it was made: in fact, antique trunks must be at least a hundred years old and, if we want to get technical, they shouldn’t have been restored. Check with the seller the trunk’s origin and look for labels inside the trunk for its authenticity.

However, well-restored antique trunks are still a prestigious and valuable choice.

What do you line an antique trunk with?

When it comes to lining antique trunks, you've got two options. The first uses wallpaper, which is a common choice but needs to be replaced sooner than the second option, which is fabric.

Fabric is recommended as it looks good and is also more durable than paper and easy to clean. When it comes to choosing a type of fabric, you can either opt for upholstery fabric that is stiff and prevents sagging and wrinkling over time or use cotton fabric with sheets of poster board attached to give the lining a crisp look around the edges.

How to maintain an antique trunk?

The best way to maintain an antique trunk is by cleaning it regularly. You can start by vacuuming the inside and outside of the trunk and using a brush attachment to vacuum along the inner walls and corners of the trunk.

Vacuuming the exterior of the trunk is also recommended to get rid of hair, dust, and loose dirt. Before washing the inside of the trunk, use saddle soap in a bucket and warm water. However, if the inside of the trunk is lined with paper or other paper decorations, avoid using the warm water and saddle soap solution on it.

If you have an antique metal trunk, clean it using a mixture of one part water and one part vinegar in a spray bottle. If the interior of the trunk is lined with paper, gently clean it by spraying the water and vinegar solution on a clean cloth and wipe down gently.

Once you've cleaned, allow it to air dry completely to combat musty odors, and as the last step, leave a bowl of baking soda inside the truck trunk once it has dried and close the lid. The baking soda will sit inside the antique trunk overnight and eliminate any unpleasant odors.

The last step is optional, but you may choose to oil the wooden parts of the antique trunk with lemon oil.


Antique storage trunk

An antique steamer trunk makes interesting storage for all sorts of things, particularly bedding or special collectibles. The tough material, intended for traveling, makes a protective shell around your fine fabrics or other sorts of items that need protection.

A america furniture

Top quality storage trunk with a compact rectangular design. The piece is made from wood but also features additional metal accents for that unique look. It’s also spacious enough to cater for all your stuff and can double up as a seating bench in the bedroom as well.

Large antique trunk

Beautiful antique trunks with that vintage charm that will compliment any farmhouse-inspired décor theme. The trunks are perfect for people looking for portable storage solutions and are available in a wide variety of neutral color tones to choose from.

Steamer trunk bench

Beautiful antique trunk with a natural wood stain and a vintage look. The wooden box is accentuated with metal, finished in stunning industrial black shades. It’s also huge, giving you enough storage capacity for your home.

Small antique trunk

Extra storage space with a touch of antique elegance. These trunks have a dated feel to them and with their sturdy wooden construction, embellished by equally strong metal accents, they should offer just the perfect place for your valuables.

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Flat top antique trunk 282

Flat Top Antique Trunk - #282

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Antique Trunk #253

Antique storage bench

Old wooden trunks do not belong in the basement alone. You can as well turn them into fashionable furniture. This one here has been turned into a charming bench – the addition of grey, cosy pillows was a great decision.

Vintage looking trunks

Vintage trunk as a side table... So easy & a perfect way to add a vintage touch to a bedroom!

Victorian trunks 1

Limited edition reproduction. This trunk was designed after a trunk in the late 1870’s that supposedly took its name from a ship called “The Monitor” If you turned it upside down and looked at the hull, the rounded front and rear corners formed

Flat top low profile foot locker antique steamer trunk 275

Flat Top Low Profile "Foot Locker" Antique Steamer Trunk - #275

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Oak trunks

A magnificent trunk that will keepyour precious treasures well-hidden and properly secured. Designed using a steam bending wood method, the trunk oozes with antique accents, crafted of sawn white oak and equipped with a supple ostrich leather top.

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Wooden coffee table that also plays the role of a storage trunk. This element of living room decor offers a rectangular top and durable wooden construction with some metal elements. It looks very original in any design.

Old antique trunks

Antique Christmas Trunk with Christmas tree and lights, vintage trunk, Christmas decoration.

Old World Map Wooden Trunk

This big wooden trunk in an old world map pattern will easily fit everything you want to store in it - from accessories to letters and jewellery. It is handcrafted and extremely durable, making it a permanent addition to your household.

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Antique Trunk Collectible9

Blue trunks 3

One my favorite things, a vintage metal tool box. I LOVE the color

Trunk fully restored all wood 19th century antique theatrical trunk

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Grey bar cabinet

Rustic trunk/storage - cool idea for a in impromptu cocktail buffet!

Old World Map Wooden Small Trunk

This small trunk is a beautiful accent to your living room or entryway, especially with the old fashioned old world map pattern that contrasts perfectly with the dark wood finish. It will make for a wonderful keepsake box.

Plutus Brands Timeless Designed Wood Leather Trunk, Set of 3

Enjoy the nice, warm look these three trunks give to your interior with their timeless design and the high quality wood construction, making sure they stay with your for years to come, complimenting any traditional and modern decor.

Unusual trunks the steamer trunk worldwide authority on antique steamer

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Antique Steamer Trunk Turned Coffee Table :: Hometalk Great place to store extra blankets, pillows and sheets for company.

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Vintage antique trunk with dome lid this great antique trunk

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Collecting vintage suitcases for my bedroom as we speak

Collecting vintage suitcases for my bedroom as we speak.

Oriental Furniture 8-Inch Ming Flying Emperor Dresser Top Storage Boxes, Set of Two

Two delightfully oriental dresser top storage boxes. They are imported from Fuzhou, China and feature distinctive Fujian Province style folk art motifs. Come with the ornate brass clasp that includes a latch for a padlock.

Mercury Luggage Wheeled Storage Locker, Black, 31" oversized!

31 inch wide storage box featuring locker and classic black finish. Additionally, it has a pair of casters for better mobility and strong, as well as durable, construction, which ensures durability of the box.

Small vintage trunk

Such a wonderful, breathtaking design for an antique trunk chest with a handy tray. Made to resemble the furniture of the Restoration period. A great vintage, classical element, perfect to replace your cabinet with!

Seward Trunk Collegiate Collection Wheeled Locker, Purple, Vinyl, Medium

The roomy trunk is a revolutionary way to store your entire collection variety. Made of solid materials is stable and durable. Beautiful finish, practical details, such as wheels or handle and lock perfect in practice.

Lord of the Rings Troll Trunk

Cool antique storage trunks looking like fabulous trunks belonging to Hobbit from famous Lord of the Rings film. They're made of cedar wood finished in a glossy purple shade with golden and green moss-like accents and have fabric lined interiors.

Antique Pyramid Wooden Trunk - Large

Large pyramid wooden trunk. This unique storage trunk will serve as a great decoration with its old fashioned look or as a storage that will help to keep your room tidy. The trunk has been hand crafted and upholstered in faux leather.

Small Wooden Treasure Box, Old Style Treasure Chest

A small wooden treasure box in an old style - a perfect gift idea and a wonderful compliment to your decor, combining functionality with great looks. The old fashioned hardware adds to an antique feel.

Quickway Imports Old Style Treasure Chest/Box, Set of 2

This set of two old style treasure boxes in an antique cherry finish not only make for a perfect storage space but also compliment your interior amazingly, filling any empty place in your home like a charm.

Old Style Wooden Chest in Antique Cherry (Large)

With this amazing chest you will surely be able to enhance your decor, while providing plenty of extra storage space for accessories or blankets. It comes in an old antique style and has beautiful crafting with a cherry finish.

Original Hawaii Wooden Chest Wood Steamer Trunk - Large Trunk

This multifunctional trunk executed in Hawaiian style is a combination of storage features, the coffee table or bench. Cute combination of woven texture and smooth leatherette add it a unique character.

Quickway Imports Antique Style Wood and Leather Trunk with Round Top

This made from a combination of leather and wood trunk is a beautiful detail to every interior, it is roomy thus accommodate a lot of little things. It is virtually closed and very stylish.

Large Brown Old Fashion Wood Storage Trunk Wooden Treasure Chest

This Magnificent Large Brown Storage Trunk is made in old fashion style in a shape of an antique treasure chest. Along with cedar wood craftsmanship and decorative hardware, the chest ensures an ample storage area and impeccable looks.

Aspire Home Accents Aspire Home Accents Rothschild Suitcase Trunks - Set of 2, Brown, Faux Leather

This amazing set of two suitcase trunks is the best solution for both complimenting the interior style beautifully and giving a little more space for you to use to prevent creating clutter in the apartment.

Seward Trunk Collegiate Collection with Wheels,Black,US

A trunk perfect for college students and anyone else, who likes the combination between the traditional and more contemporary design. Made of heavy gauge vinyl covering and hardwood, it's easy to open by the push button key lock.