Posted 5 years ago
Found this chest at an estate sale. It measures 3 1/2' by 1'22" by and 20" h. Most items in this estate were brought here from Germany so I am assuming this was as well. It has its original lock (no key) and handles which are intricate and detail is exquisite. The trunk is heavy and sturdy and has a light stain as the wood grain is beautiful. Lots of scratches from years of use....but I love it. No markings that I can find. It is constructed with wooden nails...amazingly strong. Has a domed top with some sort of hammered metal strips. The inside is cedar and smells like cedar. I believe the cedar was added to the original trunk as I can see tiny metal nails on the cedar planks and all other nails are wooden. Any ideas what its origin could be? I know nothing about antiques, but fell in love with this piece.