My Dad found this in Summerville GA at a “Trade Day”. Trade day is essentially a lawn sale the size of a football field where everyone brings their whatnots and sells them.
This particular item is an old Gerstner Tool Chest and it is fantastic. Just enough ware and tare to fit nicely into my black powder 18th Century gun room. I’ve removed almost all of the tattered thin black leather shell to reveal the quality wood. Once I am done cleaning it up I’ll wipe it down with linseed oil and replace the ragged green felt that lines the bottom of the drawers. Quite a find!
Bill Bahr said:
Interesting! FWIW: Restoration sequence you may have already seen: https://www.flickr.com/photos/designwizard/sets/72157625702776136/
No I haven’t seen it, thanks Bill. I don’t expect to get it that nice, but good inspiration!