The interior of the trunk has the strong smell of cedar, so I'm assuming that tray construction is of cedar wood underneath the papered covering. Sorry but there is no key. The lid hinges close just slightly "off-center, " but the trunk does close and latch securely with care. Can't see a maker's mark, but labels (where legible) indicate travel to NY, so assume it is of American origin. Overall, a very refinish-able project, and a fine example of dome-topped steamer trunk originals!
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