I wasn't sure if I was going to like this trunk. I am very pleasantly surprised. My SIL has the older version so I was able to compare to two. They are both well made and beautiful in their own right. With AG diminishing quality and craftsmanship, I was concerned about this trunk. I prefer the color of this trunk over the older ones. They put 4 black metals plates to simulate a hinge. They should have just put the whole hinge in. Overall it is a nice trunk, I would get while you can.