| Traveling chest?
||[Oct. 29th, 2007|06:58 pm]
The Antiques Guide
I got this beauty for a pittance at a local second hand store. As far as I can judge it's a simple, solid traveling chest, What has me stumped is how old it can be. The lid chain looks fairly new, and could have been fitted there recently. The sidehandles I don't understand at all; I've never seen anything like them. The metal bonds could be aluminum perhaps; I have a barrel with similar metal strips, and there's no rust there either. Perhaps some mix of,metals?
Anyway, can anyone make an educated guess as to this chest's AGE?