What kind of metal is this & how can I repair the holes?

+7
Answered
This very heavy piece sat in the guest bedroom for a lifetime or two. The hinge broke & now there are holes. I want to repair it & repaint it, but don't know the metal and what to do. Your suggestions are appreciated. Thanks!
q what kind of metal is this how can i repair the holes
It would look adorable once it's repaired and repainted.
q what kind of metal is this how can i repair the holes
That's a close up of a handle.
q what kind of metal is this how can i repair the holes
The hole is partially hidden by the folds.
q what kind of metal is this how can i repair the holes
The inside - two holes there are as well
q what kind of metal is this how can i repair the holes
Inside of the top.
  9 answers
Your comment...