Posted 7 years ago
I have no experience at all with old chests. This one was on the curb with my Neighbor's trash last fall. I called my wife at work and asked her if we should grab it, and she said "absolutely not". At some point, someone took it, looked it over, and after deciding that they didn't want it, mistakenly put it on the curb with our trash. That seemed like some sort of sign that we should do something with it, so I grabbed the thing.
From what I can tell, it has five layers of paint on it. As you can see, we've managed to clear that away off of at least part of the trunk. It appears to me to be tin, with some sort of light-colored hardwood trim.
If anyone can provide any kind of information on how old this chest might be, and who might have manufactured it, it would be greatly appreciated.