Spanish Colonial trunk

A handcrafted piece of 18th century furniture

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This colorfully painted trunk is made from sabino wood, which comes from the Montezuma bald cypress tree, native to much of Mexico as well as the Rio Grande Valley. A hard and durable wood, it was frequently used by Spanish or Mexican craftsmen to make furniture. The paint is a later addition. 

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