Posted 4 years ago
I'd like to share this fabulous Martin Maier I was able to snag at the beginning of this year. I have to acknowledge
the amazing help of Brian McWhirter (Greendog) right off the bat. I've been collecting/ restoring antique trunks for about a year now, and Brian & I have become friends due to this hobby/ obsession! He has spent countless hours helping me figure out how to restore these beauties and to give them new life! Elliott (Trunkman), and Jim Cardoza (HMS Antique Trunks) have also been very helpful.
I was lucky enough this past year to not only snag this trunk, but I also snagged another un-restorable Martin Maier and salvaged the hardware off it, which I used some of to embellish this trunk a little bit more. I think the additions I made add uniqueness & style to this otherwise kind of standard MM alligator tin trunk. I went for a very masculine finish/ paint job and I personally think it turned out amazingly well! This is the FIRST restoration i have completed, and I am hoping to add many more pieces to my collection!
I appreciate any comments below!
Hope you enjoy it -- Happy New Year