In Search Of — Trunks

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Captain Jack Sparrow wants a pretty trunk, too. Photo: Uconn.edu

Captain Jack Sparrow wants a pretty trunk, too. Photo: Uconn.edu

Welcome to the daily series “In Search Of,” where we look high and low on Krrb for one-of-a-kind items that we must have now! Today, it’s all about “Trunks” and we’ve got loads of them.

You don’t have to be a pirate to love a good chest or trunk. Whether it’s made of wood or metal, vintage trunks create extra storage space, can be used as coffee tables and preserve all your favorite family mementos. Plus they have a history of their own, sometimes covered in stamps and weathered for travel. Here are a few of our favorites on Krrb.

Vinyl Chest in Chicago, Illinois

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Photo: Krrb.com/chateauchicagovintage?auto=format

A pink vinyl chest with bold black pattern is fully lined and the perfect size for a small apartment.

Find it on chateauchicago’s Corner. $120.

Steamer Trunk in New York, New York

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Photo: Krrb.com/Nyckarin?auto=format

An exquisite wooden steamer trunk features the initials “RJC.” Know anyone with those?

Find them on Nyckarin?auto=format’s Corner. $275.

Treasure Chest in Grasonville, Maryland

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Photo: Krrb.com/ReWerks?auto=format

You’re probably not a pirate, but you can store your own treasures in this huge chest.

Find it on ReWerks?auto=format’ Corner. $85.

Bamboo Steamer Trunks in New York, New York

Photo: Krrb.com/BrooklynFinds?auto=format

Photo: Krrb.com/BrooklynFinds?auto=format

A set of two bamboo steamer trunks are perfect for his and her storage at the foot of the bed.

Find them on Peter’s Corner. $200.

Lucite Trunk in Los Angeles, California

Photo: Krrb.com/41058?auto=format

Photo: Krrb.com/41058?auto=format

Make sure you don’t keep anything embarrassing in this trunk.

Find it on Gabriela’s Corner. $399.

Trunk Coffee Table in Chicago, Illinois

Photo: Krrb.com/11725?auto=format

Photo: Krrb.com/11725?auto=format

A vintage steamer trunk makes a funky coffee table that stows away books and magazines.

Find it on mm’s Corner. $100.

Galvanized Steel Trunk in Warrenton, Missouri

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Photo: Krrb.com/overduefurnishings?auto=format

There’s a lovely patina on this piece that is distressed from years of use on a marine vessel. Use it to store tools or art supplies.

Find it on OverdueFurnishings’ Corner. $55.

 

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