A Really Good Well Made Pine Trunk / Blanket Box. This is a really nice thing, it is a nice old thing, c1900 - 1920s. When we got it the whole thing was covered in a black paint that sat on top of a thick deep green paint. This has been stripped of, by hand, no chemicals used.. And then sanded, course, medium and and then very fine, followed by two good coats of wax, being left to sit between coats.
As such it has a fantastic colour and deep shine to it, the grain really shows through and gives a lovely depth to it. It still has it original handles, as well as it's original hinges, all are working nicely, as they should. It's worth nothing that there are various places there are still traces of the old paints to be seen, in various dents, knocks etc. And to be honest, we are very much of the mind that its better to have a lighter touch when sanding and keep as much of it's age related charm and character as possible..After all who wants old furniture to look like it's been restored to within an inch of it's lives.. That over the top almost new antique look. Not for us thanks, to us the faults, knocks etc are all part of a pieces history and story. Up to a point of course. The lid is still a good fit, but it is worth noting that we are fairly sure that the trim around the lid has at some point in it's life been replace. This has been done well and is a good match colour wise and seems to have been done a while ago as it too shows age related signs of use, wear etc. As you can see from the pictures it has good chunky dove tailed joints, as well as good strong metal corner plates, still in their original, slightly worn black paint.. Inside has, apart from a light clean been left as it came to us.. With a black lid, and a white painted body.. It's worth noting that this trunk shows signs of old worm activity, this was all long gone before it came to us and we go into more detail in the condition report, so please have a read of that. The base is good and solid and has two thick runners that run from from to back lifting the main body off the floor slightly allowing air to circulate. We have added felt feet pads to these to give protection to wood / stone floors etc. All in all this is a really good, well made and still very solid useable trunk.
It has a really lovely look, colour and shine to it that will look good in just about any setting you chose to put it. Ideal around the home, but equally good in a retail type setting. It is a good useable size, standing at 94 cm wide by 50 cm deep and is 51.5 cm tall. (all give or take a very little). Please check all the pictures well to make sure your happy with what you see.
Please read condition report where there is one. All our items are sent with full tracking details attached. This item is in the category "Home, Furniture & DIY\Furniture\Trunks & Chests".The seller is "bristolantiques" and is located in this country: GB. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom.