Posted 6 months ago
I guess I have to start off by thanking a CW member — thanks Drill!! Greendog found a MM a few weeks ago with the rare front latches that was in really good condition. I will admit I was pretty jealous of his sweet find!! In the ongoing discussion on CW Drill mentioned that he’d recently seen another trunk with the same front MM latches for sale. It was a tin covered trunk — not really Drill’s style or too far for him luckily for me!!
Anyway, I was able to contact the previous owner and he sent me a few better photos. It was here that I started to get really excited because I started to suspect that in addition to the front MM latches it also had a rare wheat tin pattern! And sure enough! I can’t thank Drill enough — what a fantastic trunk to add to my collection!
As a side note - it has remnants of 2 separate locks on the front. I’ll have to figure out what to do with the restoration there. It’s virtually identical in hardware to Greendog’s recent find. So excited about this beautiful Martin Maier!!
There is a visible patent date on the corner latch. Photo close-up for you to see.
Sorry all — CW gave me a strange error and I had to delete and re-post this. Sorry if I lost your likes or comments!!
Thanks for looking!