Posted 9 years ago
I always wanted an old trunk and got a great deal in an auction. I think it is a "Monitor" trunk. It is covered in a thin metal and has wood slats. The beautiful feature of this trunk is the condition of the inside compartments. The tray can be removed and is in perfect condition. I looks like at one time the inside was lined with paper or fabric. The hardware seems to be made of a thin metal. I can barely read the imprint on the hardware, but I think it says PAT 1880. I can't make out the rest. There are occasional decorative metal rosettes on the top and front. Any restoration tips? I hope it was a good find.