Posted 7 years ago
Here's a large metal covered Romadka Brothers trunk from the late 1880's to 1890's that I've been working on recently. I felt I needed to clean and repaint it because the paint was worn off, with light surface rust on it. I spent a few hours cleaning the cast hardware pieces, which are not painted, just coated to keep them from rusting. I really like how they used a wide variety of hardware pieces on this trunk. The brass lock was cleaned and it has a key. I haven't finished the interior yet and need to make a tray for it.
I would like your opinions about the color of the trunk. I had some oil based paint custom mixed, an antique burgundy with a touch of metallic finish added. It's always hard to know what color would look best on these and I personally like this color. But I would like everyone's comments about the color you would like best if the trunk were yours. Thanks!