This is a beautiful piece of American history, a monitor or waterfall trunk from the turn of the century, obtained for restoration from an estate sale in Asheville, N. The trunk is constructed of a tin-covered pine box with 11 hardwood slats across the top, front, sides and back; and steel hardware, latches and lock. It measures 30.5 inches wide, 17.5inches front to back, and 22 inches tall. The top is flat, which makes it ideal for a center table or lamp table, and the inside is spacious, lending itself to many storage possibilities. It was restored with new black leather handles and its original end caps, and a new floorcovering otherwise the trunk and all of its appointments date to the early1900s.
Some distinctive features are the trunks waterfall shape, in which the top is flat but the front and back of the lid are rounded; the high-end lock (unfortunately, its missing a key); an original color lithograph inside the lid; and four built-in steel rollers on the sealed and finished bottom. The hinges are tight and the lid closes securely, or can be held open with its original lid stay. The old leather handles were replaced with three-ply black leather. The inside paper lining was stripped and the wood interior was sanded, then stained Early American, and sealed with two coats of clear satin polyurethane.Any damaged tin was repaired or replaced. The exterior was painted Rustoleum Satin Black, and finished with clear satin polyurethane. The hardwood slats were sanded, stained Golden Oak, and sealed with clear satin polyurethane. The inside was fitted with a new poplar plywood floor, then sealed with two coats of satin polyurethane. The outside metal trim, including 35 hardware elements, was hand-sanded to reveal its steel highlights, then sealed with clear satin polyurethane. We take great care in the refinishing of our trunks. The wood is hand-sanded and smoothed with steel wool between finishing coats of Danish oil, tung oil or satin varnish. All hardware is carefully cleaned and hand-painted when necessary using detailed art brushes. The bottom is cleaned, sanded, treated with a special rust inhibitor, if necessary, painted with Rustoleum Satin Black enamel, and finished with clear satin polyurethane so its safe to place on carpet or hardwood floors.
Each trunk comes with care instructions. It is absolutely stunning - couldn't be happier. What a great item thanks for offering it!!
This trunk was meticulously restored and is gorgeous! Looks great in my den. My mom loved it for Mother's Day.S I E R R A C R E E K. A S H E V I L L E. N o r t h. C a r o l i n a. The item "Antique Monitor Tin Steamer Trunk 1900 Vintage American restored black waterfall" is in sale since Thursday, April 29, 2021.
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