Posted 2 years ago
I live in Switzerland and recently bought this old trunk here.
The two latches have a big "5" marked on it ; third picture is a patch glued on the side, and it also has four wheels rollers underneath.
After doing some homework, I figured that it may be an antique American flat trunk, 1870's or 1880's maybe...?
My point is, I would like to fix it up a little bit, but do not want to disfigure it, and so if anyone had an idea about its original look (or, even better, its maker and age), it would be great !
As you can see, lock is missing, but I found another one, which I think could do the trick, and also respect the timeline...?
Wondering also about the canvas, in poor shape : do you think that I should remove all of it and let the wood beneath appear ?
Thank you very much for your advice !