Tips And Tricks - Leather Covered:

We usually treat leather covered trunks minimally. Wipe off with a damp cloth and dry with a dry cloth. Use Lexol or shoe polish to give the leather some color and moisture. If the leather is stiff or crumbly it may be too late. Trunks with the leather covering still intact are fairly rare and are somewhat of a mixed bag. From a commercial standpoint we are tempted to strip every trunk that we run across because the covered trunks simply don't sell. But from an antique lovers point of view we find these nicely preserved covered trunks building up in our barn with no place to go.

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