Posted 4 years ago
I've been watching for a Martin Maier for a year and finally got one. Great patina on this one and I didn't want to lose it by stripping or sanding much. In the end I was able to get away with doing just a couple slats and then adding color to some areas with color loss. I'm normally not a fan of gold hardware but I found residue of gold paint on the side hardware and nail heads and it just seemed to go so nicely with the warm color of the wood. I still need to look for a new lock and redo the handles. The interior had the strongest mothball odor so all the paper had to go except I left the trunk roof decal in place and just covered it with muslin- no glue so someone can eventually find it again. The tray is original- I dismantled it to remove the paper and then put it back together using the same hand forged nails. Sorry I didn't have room for a picture of the back- it has the patented Martin Maier hinges....everything was in remarkable condition.