Whoever had refinished it the first time painted it a hideous mustard color with bright turquoise details and a poorly done crackle finish. The piece itself is very sturdy and well-made by thomasville furniture co. Don't know what type of wood it is.It is large: 42 1/2" wide, 20 1/4" deep and 22 1/2 high and strong enough to sit on or mount a tv on top. The front has rustic flowers carved into it, with trim carving detail around the bottom.
It has two sets of hinges: 3 regular ones in the back and 3 very large spring-loaded ones inside that keep the lid open during loading and unloading. Each corner has 3 strips of wood screwed in to keep it stable. The bottom is carved and sits off the floor for easy cleaning underneath.Although it is hard to tell from the pics, i painted the main chest in a cream color chalkpaint; with the carvings and inside a darker tan semi-gloss latex. I distressed it more than usual because the color underneath didn't show enough; i think the old crackle finish underneath gives it sort of a leather texture and the distressing knocked some of the drips off. I did not use an antiquing glaze or wax on it, but finished it with two coats of polyacrylic varnish. This piece could sit in a living room as a coffee table, a foyer/mudroom as a coat/sweater chest, a child's room as a toy chest, or at the foot of the bed for storing blankets and pillows.
Again, once i know the location, i can call for an estimate. This item is made of chalkpaint and latex paint, spring hinges, regular hinges, polyacrylic varnish. The style is cottage chic and rustic.