Posted 3 years ago
This is my husbands Grandmother's steamer trunk that was in our shed and I recently took it out hoping to clean it up and us it in the house to store photos etc. The hinges on the back are there but not attached to top and the nails are missing. The front lock is completely off along with the front (I don't know what to call them) they hold the lid closed also. I need to take more photos of the front and inside but have not had time yet. The embossed tin is coming off in places and the handles are missing. I don't know how old this is or who made it. The inside needs to be fixed as the paper is coming off and there is water damage stains also. The picture is still inside the lid and the tray is also there which also needs alot of TLC. I'm not sure if I can make it look good but I am willing to give it a try. Is it better to remove the embossed tin or just leave what is there and remove only the parts that are folded back? I am hoping to at least make it presentable to have in my house. I'm not sure if the metal on the side and front middle was added later or is original? I am going to remove the paper inside but keep the picture. Is there anything I can put over the picture to preserve it as it is already starting to tear? Thanks for looking.