Vintage Travel Trunk Steamer Chest Coffee Table Wooden Upcycled Suitcase Blanket Box

Vintage Travel Trunk Steamer Chest Coffee Table Wooden Upcycled Suitcase Blanket Box


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Unique Upcycled Vintage Flat Top Wooden Travel Trunk
Circa 1950's Maker: Mossman

Approx size: Width 35 3/4" (91 cm)

Depth 20 1/4" (51.5 cm)

Full Height 21" (53 cm)

I am delighted to offer you this beautiful old wooden travel trunk that I have refurbished with a lovely clean finish, transforming it into a stunning coffee table or feature blanket box.

Stripped of the original tatty canvas covering and tired paper lining inside.
The plywood sides and body have been cleaned & sanded smooth. All finished with multiple coats of clear bees wax to protect the old wood & metal, giving it a lovely sheen with a glorious warm colour enhancing the stunning wood grain.
Featuring leather handles to each end. To the front are two large metal catches, two metal guides and a central lock. The lock has no key so it has been stopped but it can be locked with a padlock . With a faux leather trim, corners featuring ornate metal detailing & stud fixings to all trim. To the rear are three large metal hinges that hold the lid upright when open.

Opening the lid reveals the good size storage area. The interior has been reinforced and freshly lined with a red paper so it is super clean, ready for your storage needs.
A great storage place for your books, magazines or spare bedding.

New 8 inch steel hairpin legs have now raised this beautiful trunk to a good coffee table height. The bare steel has been waxed and will age gently over time to match the patina of the metal on the trunk.
What a talking point this character piece of furniture will be in your home. My items are not restored to look new but my aim is always to give them the best finish with a real wow factor. Bringing tired old interesting pieces back to start a new life. This is now a one off piece of furniture ideal as a coffee table or blanket box at the foot of your bed.

It is not possible to point out every single minimal knock or imperfection. If you're looking for an item that is 'as new' this trunk won't be for you. Please remember that these old trunks are over 60 years old and have probably travelled more than some of us! There are minimal age old knocks over the years all adding to the character. The old handles to each end have aged over time as you'd expect.
It is not recommended that anyone sits on these old trunks or uses the aged old handles to lift them as they are now much heavier than originally due to the boarding inside.
Minimum fixings have been replaced to the right side handle, minimal old canvas fibres in places. The four new hairpin legs come complete with little rubber covers to protect your floors. You will need to screw the legs on with a cross head screwdriver as they will be removed for delivery. The wood finish & legs will benefit from regular applications of a clear bees wax polish to retain the sheen. Always protect wooden surfaces from moisture.

Please check all measurements before purchase. Cash on collection from Taunton is welcomed. Please send any questions that you have about this item before purchase please.

Please let me know a convenient WEEKDAY morning to take the delivery & your mobile number when you make a purchase.

N.b I will not send items until you contact me with this information.

Delivery will be with DPD Courier service on a WEEKDAY morning of your choice.

On purchase please provide me with a mobile number as the courier will auto text you on delivery day with an hours delivery time slot so you wont be waiting around all day. I will not send items until I get a confirmation that someone will be available on delivery day to sign for the parcel to avoid failed delivery attempts.

The courier quote is to the UK Mainland Only. If you're located in the UK Highlands or Islands please contact me BEFORE purchase for a delivery quote to these areas as the cost is slightly higher.
These areas include:
The Highlands and Islands of Scotland - postcodes IV, HS, KA27-28, KW, PA20-49, PA60-78, PH17-26, PH30-44, PH49-50, ZE
I can send this item to a friend, neighbour or work address if this helps you. UK only.

Additional dimensions information:

Full height 53 cm


W91.0 x H53.0 x D51.5 cm



Wear condition




Date of manufacture


Place of origin

United Kingdom




Mid 20th Century




VAT status

Seller is not VAT registered


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