Posted 7 years ago
My wife and I recently acquired this trunk at an estate sale, can anyone provide advice on cleaning the tin without damaging the crystallized tin or gold finish? You can see the rich original color in the photo of the side of the trunk, where the leather handle bracket has been removed. I'd like to restore this piece myself as much a possible. Is there any hope for cleaning the tin, or is this a lost cause? Thanks for any information or advice. Update 34"x19"x24" to top of closed trunk. Interior was paper lined, lid has some paper damage but the lithograph is in great shape. Paper in the bottoms of trunk not so great, I plan on removing the paper in the trunk and staining, saving the paper in the lid. No tray was with the piece.