Posted 3 years ago
Family legend says that this trunk was brought from Germany before 1850. The walls are made of 11 alternating 1"x 1" pieces of two different kinds of wood. The bottom of walls are 6" high. The lid is framed by 3" boards front and back with 4" boards on the ends arched down to 3" at the corners. There is colored printed tissue paper (not newsprint) lining the lid. It has metal casters on the bottom and the bottom is not planed smooth. There are metal handles on the ends. The corners appear to be handmade dovetails and a hand cut oak leaf with the key hole.