Posted 6 years ago
I bought this in a region of Wisconsin heavy in Polish, Norwegian, and Prussian German ancestry with less of French/Canadian and Irish. On the exterior are what appear to be thin leather geometrically embossed panels. The two outer clasps have a number 4 on the inside a spade like shape. The interior (I can't tell if it's been redone in part) is white wallpaper with grayish floral swirl pattern. inside the lid where I'm assuming used to be a documents and valuables pocket is very elaborate blue red and yellow patterns consisting of geometric shapes and flowers with gold leafing in spots. I would like to know it's origin, manufacturer and how to begin the restoration of this beast. She's pretty, but needs a lot of work!