Traditional Victorian High Top Banded Steamer Trunk

Traditional Victorian High Top Banded Steamer Trunk


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A unique and beautiful piece of classic furniture, full of history and character, with an understated style that compliments both traditional and modern interiors. If you have an eye for design, are environmentally conscious, and would prefer not to simply furnish your home with new, mass-produced stuff then this is for you! A perfect combination of form and function this piece makes an ideal coffee table, tv stand or blanket box providing additional storage space for any room in your home.

STYLE: Heritage Rustic
DIMENSIONS (cm): L 77 x H 41.5 x D 42.5

FEATURES: A traditional Victorian high top banded steamer trunk in pine with large polished brass studded beech bandings, metal edged lid, bound corners and edges, original tin base and 2 wooden runners, steel chest handles to ends, up and over clasps and central polished brass working lock with key. Featuring original Victorian interior with removeable top tray.

DETAILS: Exterior refurbished, stripped, covering removed and sanded. Featuring knots and quirks, grains, textures and tones for a rustic, tactile finish. Interior retains original vintage ticking paper lining with Victorian floral border to lid and maker's stamp to top tray 'A. Thompson & Co. Newgate House Bishop Auckland'. Cleaned, conserved and sealed ready for all your storage needs.

NOTABLE QUIRKS: Lots of woodworm holes and channels, substantial section to right end top, fully treated with a 3 in 1 treatment. Interior paper lining worn with bits missing in places and some discolouration commensurate with age. Shrinkage gaps including one to lid. Newly fitted interior wooden lid bracing for strength and longevity. Visible old fixings here and there. Small piece of wood missing from one of base runners.


W77.0 x H41.5 x D42.5 cm



Wear condition


Date of manufacture



Pine, Beech, Steel, Brass


19th Century




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