Posted 7 years ago
I bought this barrel stave trunk about 5 years ago at a local auction house and refinished it about 4 years ago. It was once paper covered and looked pretty rough, but, was in good solid condition. Check out the front. That's one solid board. They don't have pine (basswood perhaps?) lumber that wide today.
The tray is missing, which they usually are. I ended up cedar lining it to store our wool blankets and sweaters in. I do not know the age of this, but I'm guessing around the 1870's or early 1880's. Perhaps someone out there may be able to put a better date on this one.