I scored this wooden trunk from the Lilydale Anglicare op-shop a couple of years ago.
It is old, it is made with handmade nails and is lined with handblocked wallpaper (floral and faux bois- that's fake wood to you and me). The lid had been padded at some stage to make a seat, hessian tacked to the top and stuffed with something lumpy and bumpy.
I've been meaning to getting around to investigating what the seat was padded with. It was too hard for it to be coir or horsehair and I had a feeling it might be rags. So yesterday afternoon I started to take the top apart. Under two layers of hessian this appeared.......