Posted 3 months ago
Well — I just got my latest trunk and this baby is my DREAM trunk!! Martin Maier has several styles of trunks that they made. They had oak slat trunks, embossed tin covered trunks, and leather covered trunks. Leather covered trunks are more rare & were considered to be the high end of trunks at the time.
Then there is THIS trunk! It’s a leather covered trunk, but with a few really cool twists. It has decorative nail patterns on the ends, and most of the ends of the slats are tin covered, but the tin is curved. Doesn’t sound like much, but I only know of one other MM trunk with curved tin slat covers. It also has metal bands covering the centers of the front and top slats. Again, only one other MM that I’ve seen with this feature.
Then there is the final unique feature. This trunk has Martin Maier patented hinges, fairly common, but on my trunk the hinges were installed UPSIDE DOWN AND BACKWARDS!!
I can only imagine that it must have been a new guy on the assembly line!
Anyway — I hope you enjoy this amazing MM.
Big shout out to Brian McWhirter for finding it for me. (He knew it was one I’ve been looking for, and is a good enough friend to let me have it)