Posted 6 years ago
Local treasure I found in Blanco, Texas in an antique store basement. The store owner could only tell me that it came from a large ranch from here in the Hill Country. It is in rough condition, but the minute I saw it I fell in love with it's character and the detailing on it - and it looks smashing in my Mexican style hacienda Hill Country home! It has embossed metal with little animal type critters on it. There is also a masonry type coating on the lighter areas you see in the photos. I thought it was incredibly unique and I have never seen anything like it before. The two latches on either end latch by turning the bottom piece which moves 360 degrees. The center, or middle latch is missing. I would love to find a replacement latch that the trunk would have originally had and somehow put it on. It measures 4 feet and 1/2 inch long, 18 inches tall, and 16 and 1/2 inches wide. The top is domed. The inside has rough hewed wood. Any information from the trunk experts would be greatly appreciated!
Hill Country, Texas