I've had this trunk for a long long time. It was my grandpa's. He was born in 1890 and used it when he was in his 20's. So if you do the math, it's about 100 years old. Back in the late 70's, early 80's, I had a goose kitchen, slate blue wallpaper, and lots of oak furniture. If you're as old as me you probably did too. (or your mothers did!) We loved us some country decorating didn't we? About that time I decided to paint my grandpa's trunk. It was hideous, let's be honest, so it sat out in the garage.