Large Antique English Victorian Mariners Pitch Pine Blanket Box Chest Trunk (Circa 1860). This is a charming rustic antique English mariners' Victorian pitch pine trunk, retaining the original painted scumble finish, displaying lovely medullary rays, with large proportions, circa 1860, in good original condition. Item: Victorian Pitch Pine Trunk. Original candle box with lid.Working steel lock (with key). Ideal as a storage chest / TV stand. Lovely original paint scumble finish. Uncovered from a country house in Ludlow, Shropshire, this mariners' chest is of primitive / rustic design.
It has been constructed with a twin-plank top, with a cleated moulding, above single plank sides, front and back. Retaining the original steel strap hinges, steel carrying handles and key escutcheon, it also retains the original working steel lock (with key). The interior is clean, dry, practical and usable. The lid retains its original steel strap hinges, which are in good working condition.The interior comprises the original candle box, with lid, also retaining its original floorboards and backboards. The Victorian pitch pine trunk base sits directly on the floor.
The back of the trunk retains its original panels along with the original floorboards. The Victorian pitch pine trunk has been wax-polished by hand (over the original scumble finish), in our workshop, to a professional standard, therefore the colour and patination are of an excellent standard. This storage chest would look great in a variety of rooms, as a decorative piece in the hallway, to the living room or bedroom as a TV stand, or ottoman or blanket box at the foot of the bed etc. This beautiful piece boasts a warm rustic golden-brown colour. As it boasts the original polish, it has a fantastic colour and patination; this can only be achieved through age and years of care and cleaning it has received.
Owing to its rustic / provincial provenance, there are old use marks visible to the top (see photos) and leading edges; all of which adds to the character, age and appeal of this trunk. The Victorian pitch pine trunk has been cleaned and wax-polished by hand, in our workshop, to a professional standard. The interior is clean, dry, and usable and retains its original candle box. The original steel strap hinges and original side carrying handle are in good working condition.
The trunk retains its original lid, floor, sides and back. The Victorian pitch pine trunk also boasts a working steel lock and working key. The Victorian pitch pine trunk is heavy and solid in joint; it does not wobble on the floor and is ready to use. Height = 58.3cm / 23" / 1ft 11".
Width = 126.1cm / 49¾" / 4ft 1¾". Depth = 56cm / 22" / 1ft 10". All items are professionally packaged and fully insured in transit, therefore, we can assure you, your items will be securely protected in transit and arrive safely with you.
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Yola Gray has dealt in fine art and antique furniture for over 40 years. Yola Gray has a special interest in colonial furniture, specifically antique four poster beds. Yola Gray also provides a variety of fine English antique furniture, art and fabrics to clients in the UK, Europe and further afield.
This item is in the category "Antiques\Antique Furniture\Trunks & Chests". The seller is "yolandagrayantiques" and is located in this country: GB.This item can be shipped worldwide.