The enchanting soft, green paint is all original in this beautifully hand-crafted trunk. With over 150 years of use, the green paint has gently aged to the perfect patina that is impossible to replicate. This trunk was very special at the time it was created and was likely commissioned. Aspects to note include the detailed, elaborate painting of 2 king's crowns with monograms on the front encircled by floral wreaths. The crowns indicate that the owner was related to the royal family of Sweden and dated 1826. The ornate, hand-wrought iron straps and hinges were both decorative and protective, adding security to whatever personal valuables were stored inside the lovely, locked trunk. Made of heavy oak with dovetail construction, the trunk has a wax finish inside and out, enhancing the patina. The two separations of the wood planks on the top and one on the interior bottom are age related due to shrinkage and typical of a trunk of this age and do not weaken the trunk in any way. Please enlarge and examine close up photos for more details including the heavy wrought iron handles, elaborately decorated metal straps and delicate paint work around the crowns.