Posted 6 years ago
Small hat trunk it is 14 wide and 16 inches tall, I purchased this at a local flea market a few months ago. As you can see from the first picture it needed help, a hole had been drilled in the top, the top wasn't connected to the body of the trunk, a small piece of wood was missing near the hinge and the leather handles were gone. The original tray was missing, I made one from some old wood I had so it would have that aged look. I papered the inside of the lid and the tray cover. I've been inspired to improve my finish work by posts I've seen on CW. The finish work requires a lot of attention to detail which I don't normally have the patience for.
I need to get some sort of closure for the lid on the tray, suggestions from fellow trunk lovers are welcomed. I like the metal ones but haven't found one and I'm not seeing reproductions on any of the trunk restoration webpages.
I'm on to the next project. This was a fun one, I like working on hat trunks and doll trunks because improvements can be completed quickly.