I love old steamer trunks (which this is not. This is a Carriage trunk. The curved lid is to shed water while riding atop a coach or carriage. Steamer trunks have flat tops for easy packing in a ship's hull.
Hoping my trunk will look like the one on the right when it's done. This is a website that refinishes old trunks.but also tells you how to refinish one yourself.very entertaining reading.they also sell trunk parts and refinished trunks