This trunk came with a history. It had made the trip west via the Santa Fe trail, had been found out west, refurbished, and offered for sale by an antique dealer. One of the things notable about it was the key was still with the trunk. Having seen what poor condition some of these trunks can be in once found in that barn or that attic (rusting, crumbling, etc.) I have to give kudos to the restoration job here. It preserves the original in spirit and form.