I have found what I believe to be one of the first Union “G” Cases. Trying to decide how to finish it. I had told Ted that I was going to strip it down for a complete restoration. After doing a cleaning, I’m not so sure. The top looks very bad but the rest looks decent.
Note the metal runners and lack of any slots on ends of drawers. I’ve never seen this before…
Wow, really nice! I like the character of the old finish and honest wear. I think too many boxes get completely stripped and then look very bland. Off course, for some, there’s no other options but to strip.
Thanks Terry. The subsequent chest I’m doing is that Neslein from England. I’ve been operating on it whilst watching for the glue to dry on the Union to buy here. Believe me there has been plenty of time even as the glue became drying on that chest.