Posted 6 years ago
GEM CITY TRUNK. I had this item in storage for years. I never bothered to open it. Someone gave it to me when they moved, they were going to throw it away! I noticed today that W.J. Bowles put his signature and date on the inside of the top drawer cover. Underneath his name is what looks to be a woman's name but I can't tell. The date was much clearer, it was Dec 1, 1898. I didn't post that picture because it is hard to see, and the picture didn't come out so clear. The signature is all but faded away. The outside has a metal name signature of the same on the lid. The inside is in almost perfect condition. The outside appears to be in good shape but it is obviously deteriorating due to it's age. I am assuming these are probably not rare, so I doubt it's worth anything. I was just curious if anyone has a trunk like this? If so should I leave it be, or try to restore it?