Posted 5 years ago
A Martin Maier oak slat (Bevel top) trunk with original complete interior
tray and rose lithograph.Iron corners and Martin Maiers Signature patented hinges.This rare trunk of alternating colored oak slats has been one of the trunks that I have searched for many years to add to my collection.
I found this one a few days ago on C/List and made the 5 hr. round trip to
get it. Nothing has been done to it as of yet .It is in incredible shape for it's age needs only minor repairs(missing handles etc.) that I will make, but will keep this one as original as possible.
Amazing to realize that the man who owned the company that made this trunk ,marched in General Sherman's army. Fighting all through the south during the civil war ,just a few years before manufacturing this trunk.He went on to build one of the premier trunk manufacturing houses in Detroit.Five stories high with 160 employees.
Neat to see that it survived all these years. I have seen only 5 or 6 of this particular trunk in 15 years of collecting.