Posted 7 years ago
I got this one f0r practically nothing. It was pretty ratty looking (inside and out) and was about to be thrown away by a friend. But, with a little work I was able to bring it back to life again. Had to replace a small strip of wood in the back, some of the metal binding on the back and I had to use leather shims under the hinges. I do know that at one time it was paper covered (traces of the paper covering was still there before I stripped it). I'm not sure of it's age or origin (Civil war period perhaps?). Nothing special, but I just thought it was a very cool looking trunk. The latching mechanisms are very unusual (spring loaded release). I cleaned it out and relined it.We use it to store our sweaters in. Anyone have any information on it's age or origin?
Update: Thanks to our CW friend Jim, of hmsantiquetrunks, our mystery has been solved. This trunk was manufactured somewhere in the 1875-1880 period.
Thanks for looking!!