This old trunk would add a charming vintage feel to any interior. Made from hardwood, (probably teak) that has aged to a warm hazelnut brown, it has a plain flat top, making it perfect for use as a coffee table. It sits on a simple plinth base and retains its original hinges and pretty ironwork swing handles. It has a simple ‘hasp and eye’ closure, also in ironwork. The hasp is original but the eyelet is probably a replacement, although it has been nicely aged to match and does not detract from the overall ‘weathered’ appearance. The top snugly closes by means of two iron pins and location holes fitted to the underside of the lid and a simple wooden lid restraint is fitted to the back panel. Three horizontal bars are fitted to the inside of the lid, probably originally intended for the storage of papers and documents. Five shallow compartments are arranged around the perimeter - perfect for storing small craftwork bits and bobs, perhaps? The void underneath is completely plain, giving scope for storage of larger items. All surfaces are scuffed and marked in keeping with old timbers. There are also several areas of historic ink-staining and a few scant traces of old pale turquoise paint. Overall this chest is in very good condition and, with care, will give many more years of service.
Dimensions: Width: 60.5 cms Height: 41.5 cms Depth, (lid only): 44 cms, Depth, (including plinth and lid restraint): 48 cms Weight: 22.4 kilos
We are delighted to introduce our 'Old India' range of furniture; heritage, handmade items that you will not find anywhere else. Many of the items shown are historic pieces of furniture; others have been recently manufactured using old timber components from various sources; i.e.: floorboards, carved architraves and window shutters. Regardless of their make-up, each piece of furniture is made from genuinely old materials. This is surely the best form of re-cycling; giving discarded items a new lease of life and is a wonderful opportunity to purchase a genuine piece of 'Old India'. Each item is unique no two pieces are ever the same the item pictured on our website is the exact item you will receive. Expect to find knocks, dents and 'imperfections'. We believe this adds character to the pieces and we do not regard such 'imperfections' as 'faulty' - merely the sort of wear and tear that is to be expected with age. The items are fully and fairly described; we give special mention if pieces are especially worn, damaged - or where decorative details are missing. Each item of 'Old India' furniture is personally selected by us and our supplier is certified and accredited under the Indian government's export regulations. Further information: 'Old India' furniture is manufactured from a variety of woods. We endeavour to identify the type(s) of wood contained within each item, but this is not always possible. Do not place your furniture in bright sunlight or near to a heat source, i.e.: close to a radiator. In highly centrally-heated rooms, some slight cracking and settling of the wood may occur - this will not affect the integral strength of the piece. Use protective mats/coasters to guard against damage from heat and damp mop up any spillages immediately using a dry cloth. Dust using a soft cloth and polish occasionally using a traditional paste or wax polish. We recommend and sell John Mylands wax. We do not recommend the use of aerosol-type sprays.