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Trunks2431 of 2661Late 18th Century Log TrunkPainted over trunk refinished
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    Posted 11 years ago

    kimjcmurphy
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    Can anyone put a possible year on this chest?

    This piece is obviously all handmade. The names of the apparent owners of the chest are engraved ANDERAS (with N spelled backwards) on the left-hand side, and LINDHART, (same N backwards on the right.) Assembled very intricately.

    Is there any way to determine what type of wood was used? Possible area it originated from?

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    1. stefdesign stefdesign, 11 years ago
      In my opinion, you should have this personally appraised to really see how old it is. Although there are several experts here who know trunks and chests, something that's entirely handcrafted could be anywhere from maybe two hundred years old, to fairly recently. (Correct me if I'm wrong, experts!)
    2. stefdesign stefdesign, 11 years ago
      Sorry, can't help you. If it were me, I'd start with a local historical society, and ask if they have an antiques expert.
    3. kimjcmurphy, 11 years ago
      thanks so much for your input-
      I'll find someone I hope
    4. kimjcmurphy, 11 years ago
      I truly believe this is a very unique and old piece that deserves a legit appraisal
    5. trunkman trunkman, 11 years ago
      I would concur -- it is hard to get a good feel for a unique piece such as yours by pictures alone. Have fun in the process!

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