PictureUpton Abbey Co - Henry Likly & Co trunk to restore
I stumbled across this beautiful steamer trunk at a yard sale last week while driving to our town beach... had to have it and bring it back to life! 



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After a little bit of research it seems Henry Likly & Co was est. in 1844 and stopped production around 1925 in Rochester, NY.



Check out these fun company ads I found!


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Henry Likly & Co trunks
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Henry Likly & Co trunk Ad
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Henry Likly & Co trunk ad
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Henry Likly & Co luggage Ad
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Henry Likly & Co luggage Ad

Let the fun begin..... Stripping the painted canvas from the trunk using a putty knife and a razor blade. 

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Upton Abbey Co - Henry Likly & Co trunk restoration

Next is the sanding... grueling but worth it!
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1st round of Sanding Complete....  still more work to do, but at least all  of that  painted canvas is removed!

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Broken handle strap hook loops removed with a cat paw tool.
Wish they would have been intact the hardware was beautiful!  
Just purchased new leather straps and hook loop hardware to attach once I refinish it ....

 



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    Candice & Patrick  are a married couple whose wood working and crafting hobby is a bit out of control and has taken on a life of its own! 

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