1920s arched trunk
• Recolorized then the red lines were recreated, as on the old ones
• His jewelry is in brass
• The interior fabric is new
The bending was carried out in an oven (heat and water vapor) and represents the trunks created mainly in Alsace, Germany and Eastern Europe. The bending uses the same process as the back of Thonay bistro chairs:
The wood is flexible (poplar) and the oven technique allows the wood to bend, without breaking it, against a mold - then it is put to dry, to keep the roundness.
The steamer trunk format allows a large storage space