Posted 2 years ago
Would love more information on this trunk. I just started restoring it and what I know so far isn’t that it is an early Martin Maier. Most likely between 1865-1873 based on the address on the label (55 Monroe ave in Detroit) and the name M Maier and Co. From reading the history the business burned and he left the business to strike out on hos own. All the pieces are present, the canvas hinges on the interior compartments need fixed and the artwork preserved as best as possible. Also needs new handles but otherwise in fine condition (wheels on the bottom still work). If anyone has any additional information on this trunk I would love to know more. It was a nice find in the free section of Craigslist.