Posted 6 years ago
I bought this very large trunk in the summer and have started to work on it. It's leather covered but since the leather is so brittle and cracked I am removing it to refinish the wood. A nice feature of the trunk is the special grape designed hardware. I found the design was patented in 1884 by a trunk maker in Cincinnati who worked for the Nathan Drucker Trunk Company and the lock is marked with the Drucker name. Based on many Drucker trunks I've seen, only a few of them had this style hardware. The tray was missing so I'll try to make one for it. I hope it turns out nice as I love the look of the trunk and it's very well made. This would be great for the owner of a vineyard! The large dog picture is original inside the lid.