Posted 7 years ago
I wish I knew more..... Late 19th Century. Possibly Martin Maier. Restored in the 80's, with a few alterations that are wrong for the piece. But still unlike any trunk I've ever seen. More ornamentation on the exterior, 7 interior compartments that are all intact except for one hinge. Lithographs and color borders are in amazing condition. Beautiful. So ornate it makes me wonder if it belonged to royalty. Interior has a pencil signature "Rose S. P????" Perkins? Doesn't sound like royalty. But she must have been rich for her time. I hope it falls into the hands of a serious collector.