About - Vintage Trunks & Chests

Furniture with Form & Function

From our garden workshop at the foot of the Lincolnshire Wolds we have been restoring and selling antique and vintage trunks & chests for over a decade. Whether you're looking for a quirky vintage trunk, a statement coffee table, a traditional antique chest or a sustainable home storage solution we're here for you!

We conserve, restore and repair, practicing conservation over restoration where we can and completing any necessary repair work meticulously, respecting the integrity of each individual piece. Using reclaimed, traditionally made and locally sourced materials wherever possible we do our best to ensure each finished item functions as originally intended so most of our trunks and chests come with a working lock and key. Everything we produce is hand-finished to the highest standard using traditional time-honoured methods.

It gives us great pleasure to rescue these forgotten pieces of history and lovingly repair them, working hard to give them a new lease of life. We believe that when you buy antique or vintage you buy character and uniqueness - you make an investment in the past for the future. Antiques were made by skilled craftsmen and they were built to last.. they don't depreciate like new items but continue to hold their value. This is so important in today's world since as well as being the sustainable option, therefore good for the planet, it's also a savvy economic choice.

Due to popular demand we now offer our very own 'Repair Shop' service where we work closely with you to restore your treasured family heirloom to its former glory, preserving it to be passed on to, and enjoyed by, future generations. We can also source & restore your choice of trunk or chest to order - just drop us a line with your requirements and we will begin our search for your perfect piece of furniture. You can see examples of our previous work here on our website in the Gallery section and on Instagram @vintagetandc along with 5-star customer testimonials.

NEW PRODUCT LINES FOR 2024! Year on year we are increasing our range of made to order products, all designed and hand-crafted by Simon - these include trunk coffee tables, storage chests and coat racks. All of these are fully customisable and we work with you to create your own perfectly bespoke design.

Thank you so much for taking the time to read about us and what we do - 

Simon & Kerry at VTC

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