Made from super-thick hardwood that has aged to a lovely deep chestnut brown colour, this well-travelled chest remains strong and sturdy enough to give many more years of service. It retains its original heavy iron hinges and corner bracings, along with wooden scalloped handles and a wooden lid restraint to the rear panel. The lid is secured by a chunky brass hasp and eye closure, which may be a replacement - however, it is in keeping with the overall look of the piece and adds a pleasing decorative element. The vast interior is plain - giving plenty of useful storage space!
The trunk sits on bracket feet - which are probably not original to the piece. There has been some (historic) movement to the underside of the base boards, which also show signs of watermarks. This is purely cosmetic and does not affect the integral strength and usability of the piece. All surfaces and pitted and scuffed, in keeping with a genuinely old piece of furniture.
Height: 50 cms
Width:77.5 cms. Width, (including handles): 85.5 cms
Depth: 48 cms. Depth, (including lid restraint): 52.5 cms
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.