Posted 5 years ago
I bought this old trunk at a local antiques store yesterday. I'm wondering if anyone can help me learn more about it. It's a barrel trunk and I t's pretty big: 30 in tall, 36 in wide, 21 in deep. The lock on the front does indicate the lock maker "Star Lock Works - Phila - Pat'd 69". There is also a date on one of the side pieces of hardware that says "Pat'd Mar 1880". The paper "girl" decorations on the inside are in pretty bad shape, but still really neat. I don't plan to do a thing with it but display it in its current condition. There is also a name(s) on one side that says "M. M. J. Wood, Fort Worth, Texas."
I would just like to learn as much about it as I can - I'm fascinated by it.