Posted 3 years ago
Picked up my first alternating colored wood slat trunk the other day.... Very descent shape with the interior complete. No Makers label. Possibly & more than likely by Martin Maier. It measures 35" from outside to outside of the applied wood surface so the sub structure is probably a 34". It is 20" deep and stands at 30" tall. A few things different about this trunk, it has "Pre" Patent date F.W. Beckwith hinges which would normally read patented 1885. All the applied alternating colored surface slats are double grooved or beaded as shown in several photos. The lock is patent dated 1883. A G. Crouch patented 1886 lid lift. Taylor #2 Latches. I never thought I would find one up in my neck of the woods but simply by chance did I find it. Needless to say I braved a snow storm and made the 2 1/2 hr trip to the north country and bought it.