Steve Freede, founder of The Trunk Shoppe, has turned a life time fascination into a full time occupation. He specializes in 18th & early 19th century trunks, carrying cases, strong boxes, and even instrument cases of the period built with such care and attention to period detail that his museum-quality pieces can be found in historical sites from Fort Vancouver to Old Fort Niagara.
Steve is a living history enthusiast. so his 18th century The Trunk Shoppe “store” can be found at many reenactments, and several contemporary traditional craftsmen events, throughout the East.
He provides a varied selection for living history aficionados, collectors, & interior decorators with not only trunks and carrying cases but a full spectrum of period hardware that has been developed in conjunction with museum curators, furniture makers, and restorers.
The hardware Steve makes ranges from keyed locks, hinges, handles, catches & latches, to sixteen sizes of cast brass square shanked tacks.
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