Posted 5 years ago
Hi! This trunk has been in my husband's family since at least the 1960s. We did not think it was real and it has just sat in a corner for 40+ yrs, until we received some information LV Heritage Dept indicating that it was sold in 1906. I want to preseve this trunk to pass down to our son. Having no clue about antiques and restoration, I would appreciate ANY help with the following questions:
- How should I go about getting an official authentication and appraisal?
- Should we have it cleaned and restored? (it has a tear on one of the sides) I've heard that in some cases cleaning/restoring could hurt the value of the item.
- If so, does anyone have a recommendation for a antique trunk dealer/restorer in SE US?
Any help would be appreciated!