Vintage Trunks & Chests
Vintage Trunks & Chests is located in Spilsby, UK
Antique Victorian Bound Campaign Chest Old Rustic Pine Wooden Storage Trunk + Full Zinc Interior + Key
REF: 088VTC/LA / LA358280
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A late Victorian robust steel bound colonial chest in rustic pine with many traditional & sought after features, sympathetically restored & hand-finished in our Lincolnshire workshop. - Chunky pine planking - Oak edging detail to lid - Metal edged lid, reinforced steel ends and bracings to chest body - Dovetail joints - Steel chest handles - Inlaid rear brass hinges with wood chock lid stay - Wooden base runners - Polished brass escutcheons & double working locks with key - Original hand-painted monogrammed ends with X logo 'F M B' - Complete zinc-lined interior in good order with lift off lid & original paper label with military posting details during the East Africa campaign in World War I 'On Her Majesty's Service Tanganyika'. With knots & quirks, grains, textures & tones this chest is well travelled, bears the marks of age & use and has the most beautiful patina to the wood with a rustic, heritage finish. At Vintage Trunks & Chests we work with care, expertise & attention to fine detail. Our restorations are completed using time-honoured methods & everything is finished in numerous coats of a premium wax polish to naturally enhance, revive & protect the original patina.
Vintage Trunks & Chests has clarified that the Antique Victorian Bound Campaign Chest Old Rustic Pine Wooden Storage Trunk + Full Zinc Interior + Key (LA358280) is genuinely of the period declared with the date/period of manufacture being 1880s
Notable Quirks: Shrinkage gaps, paint remnants, old holes from previous fixings. Locks are somewhat worn due to age and stick sometimes despite our remedial work - turn the key slowly until the mechanism engages.. they just need some care when using. Bits of wood missing in places predominantly around the dovetail joints, chest edges and to the lid including an indentation to the lid surface. Upper back right corner of zinc lined body is split but doesn't affect use. Replacement lifting handle fitted to zinc lid right side (in keeping). Antique, vintage & reclaimed goods have unique quirks & imperfections which is part of their charm. Our antique & vintage trunks & chests will inevitably show some signs of wear & tear commensurate with age & previous use which may include: knocks, bumps & dents; scrapes, scuffs & scratches; marks, stains, fading & discolouration; snags, tears, peeling & wrinkling; surface corrosion; exposed fixings; old fixing holes; missing pieces; shrinkage gaps; paint remnants; small repairs; old/treated woodworm; corroded & missing metalwork; sharp edges; newly-fitted & replacement parts including fixtures & fittings. Notable quirks as outlined do not detract from the quality or beauty of the item rather are mentioned for accuracy.
This piece is heavy and bulky so unfortunately cannot be carried by a standard courier service. Our best quote to ship this item to a Mainland UK address is £75 - please get in touch with us for further information about possible collection or hand-delivery (dependent on your location). Our standard charge is £35 to Mainland UK addresses and can now include a Saturday morning delivery. If you are outside this area please contact us first so we can provide a quote to ship to your postcode. We aim to dispatch all orders within 1-2 business days by 24 hour courier. After purchase do let us know if you have a preferred date for delivery so we can arrange this for you.
This Antique Victorian Bound Campaign Chest Old Rustic Pine Wooden Storage Trunk + Full Zinc Interior + Key is located in Spilsby, UK