Posted 7 years ago
This item was posted about a 2 months ago,you can look at my (past) posts to see the original worn blue crystallized finish. I decided to give the metal a cooper faux finish with additional cooper nail work on the base metal ,There is also some additional (nickel finish) nail work to complement what was originally done (I did take some artistic license as usual but tried to keep with the spirit of the piece.)I did engrave into the front black metal two Knight 's of the round table helmets as well as my own Monolithic initials(M.J.S.) with lion and staff in the center.(Hard to see from the pictures unless you zoom in.) This trunk had wonderful embossed metal on the slat wood that you just don't often see.As well as a unique front slat design that was not often used.Heavy hardware and wonderful interior lid paper that I retouched and protected with Artists Clear Matte finish. I stripped the interior paper and stained and clear coated the interior as well as 5 coats of Clear Varnish on the exterior.Originally this was going to be a toy box for my little guy.I apparently have to many in the house already, so with my better half's nudging, I decided to sell it to a nice woman in Arizona. A fun project to refinish.