It began with a rescue. In the rain. Very tired and on its last legs, the antique chest caught my eye.
Hand forged clasp, wooden hinges, oak, bands of hand scribed ornamentation. 19th Century? 20th but pre-electric? Turkish? Eastern Europe? The stamps were illegible.It remained an enigma for three months.
Any guesses on where it's from? If you have a similar trunk inherited from your Romanian grandmother,or have a wild guess or know about world antiques, please let me know.
It sat in my studio, taking up precious space until I finally had the perfect use for it. More on my next post.