Posted 6 months ago
Hello! I just purchased this trunk to use as a storage bench and I'd love to find out more about it. I'm mostly interested in general age and where it may be from. It is 51" long, 23" deep, and 24" tall. I purchased it from an antique store and the tag said "Immigrant trunk from the Revolutionary War era". It apprears to have been painted a few times (blue and orange paint specks), stripped, and stained. The brass (?) corners and front plate have stain on them, and I am going to try to clean them up. The nails, hinges, and handle are hand forged. I would appreciate any info you can share, or advise on how to date it and pinpoint where it may have been made. Thank you!!!
* I'm sorry that 2 of the pictures are sideways :/