European antique angle-topped steamer trunk from 1879. Pressed zinc and steel outer with hand-sanded wide routed oak slats with ends wrapped in brass sheeting. Details include front slat with laminated flame maple strip, heavy cast steel slat holds with cast metal draw bolts, and original hasp lock mounted on heavy brass plate. Lined in peach cotton. Cool, collectible, and fantastically versatile, these are trunks with a past--and a glowing future. Each wonderful antique has been meticulously hand-restored and repurposed as a one-of-a-kind work of art by Randall Barbera, who uses premium leather, rare woods, and centuries-old building and refinishing techniques to create the exquisite centerpieces here. "Punctuating the original design, and then taking it one step further to enhance its personality, is the ultimate goal," says Barbera, who spends a full six weeks on each. No two are alike.