Posted 4 years ago
This 1870's 36" by 32 tall, Canvas Fancy Nail Barrel Stave Trunk has over 2000 nails, original leather handles, Brass eagle lock Patent Date 1864 and 1875. It has a real mixture of all textures for hardware and metal work. For example, the lid valance is canvas wrapped, it has brass corner shoulders, a mixture of regular size nails in the nail work and petite size nails as well. It also has a canvas underside bottom which I am sure reflects the true color of the top at one time. Has extra long metal slat end caps under the flat plain slat clamps with four back hinges. Still remnants of the brass tinning on some of the other slat clamps , nails, and handle cleats, so all the metal work, original look, would have had an overall brass on black and canvas.
The interior is poor but was linen lined originally, no tray, but some hardware remnants on the lid remain. I am not sure why I don't have an over all interior shot in my files. All in all a little different for sure and some definite thought to be had in this restoration.