Vintage Bentwood Steamer Trunk Travel Chest Coffee Table Upcycled Ply, Beech & Pine Trunk


Vintage Bentwood Steamer Trunk Travel Chest Coffee Table Upcycled Ply, Beech & Pine Trunk

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Unique Refurbished Vintage Bentwood Steamer Trunk
Circa 1930/40's

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

Depth 21" (53 cm)

Full Height 20" (51 cm)

I am excited to offer you this beautiful old, large wooden travel trunk that I have refurbished with a stunning finish, transforming it into a unique feature coffee table with storage within.

Stripped of the original brown canvas covering and paper lining inside.
The pine wood sides, ply wood body and beech bentwood banding 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 beautiful warm colour enhancing the outstanding wood grain.
Featuring the original old leather handles to each side. To the front are two catches (no key) and a central metal guide. All corners & egdes feature ornate metal edge detailing & stud fixings. To the rear are three metal hinges.

Opening the lid reveals the good size storage area. The interior has been reinforced & freshly lined with a red paper so it is super clean, fresh & ready for your storage needs. A new lid stay has been fixed to hold the lid open.
A great size 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 beautiful feature coffee table or blanket box of good size 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 this old trunk is over 75 years old and has probably travelled more than some of us! There are minimal age old wood splits & knocks over the years all adding to the character. The old handles to each end have aged over time as you'd expect. The right-hand catch is a little tricky to keep closed as it is slightly dented, you'll get the hang of it! Quirks are most common and have a certain charm.
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, 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 of £25.00 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.

Width: 91.0 cm
Height: 51.0 cm
Depth: 53.0 cm

Estimated Time: One to two weeks

This item will be shipped from TAUNTON, United Kingdom.
If you want to save on delivery costs, this item is available for collection.
We offer a 14-day return policy. Please check our conditions.

Condition: Refurbished

Wear Condition: Good

Date of Manufacture: 1930's/40's

Place of Origin: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland


Period: Early 20th Century

Style: Vintage

Listed by: Claire_03dd

SKU: 26292836