A striking antique steamer trunk in embossed metal alligator skin, sympathetically restored & hand-finished in our Lincolnshire workshop.
Measurements (cm): 92W x 60H (top of dome) x 52D
This unusual large dome top trunk has many traditional features and Victorian gothic steampunk styling.
- Pine body with pressed tin overlay in embossed alligator skin pattern, excellent condition for age
- Beautiful curved domed lid with oak edged lid surround
- Oak bandings with steel studs and ornate metal reinforcings
- Steel reinforced corners and edges
- Original leather handles in steel keepers
- Ornate up and over clasps
- Central working 'Eagle Co.' lock with key
- Original tin base with 3 wooden runners in original black and full set of integral steel castors
- Genuine paper lined interior in striped ticking, cleaned and sealed
- 2 newly-fitted webbing lid stays and vintage style paper label.
At Vintage Trunks & Chests we work with care, expertise & attention to fine detail. Our restorations are completed using time-honoured methods & everything is finished in numerous coats of a premium wax polish to naturally enhance, revive & protect the original patina.
The heritage finish on this trunk includes shrinkage gaps, cracks to paper lining with pieces missing in places and old holes from previous fixings. The lock and central wooden mount are old replacements that have been fitted at some point in the trunk's history but function effectively.
Our standard delivery charge is to Mainland UK addresses only and can now include a Saturday delivery. If you are outside this area please get in touch prior to purchase so we can provide a quote to ship to your postcode. In an effort to reduce our consumption of new materials we are currently trialling the use of recycled packaging when shipping our items. So your parcel is likely to arrive with you wrapped in re-used cardboard :) You can be sure your item will still be packaged safely to protect it in transit and you'll be involved in helping the planet!
Antique, vintage and pre-owned goods by their very nature are not new, they have their own unique quirks & imperfections. Our antique & vintage trunks & chests & hand crafted items made from reclaimed materials will inevitably show some signs of wear & tear commensurate with age & previous use which may include: knocks, bumps & dents; scrapes, scuffs & scratches; marks, stains, fading & discolouration; snags, tears, peeling & wrinkling; surface corrosion; exposed fixings; old fixing holes; missing pieces; shrinkage gaps; paint remnants; small repairs; old/treated woodworm; corroded & missing metalwork; sharp edges; newly-fitted & replacement parts including fixtures & fittings. Notable quirks are outlined & the photographs are integral to the written description.
1-2 business days
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Ship items back to me within: 30 days of delivery
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Vintage Trunks & Chests, Swallow Barn, Fen Road, Toynton All Saints, Spilsby, Lincs. PE23 5DF UK
We aim to dispatch all orders for in stock trunks and chests within 1-2 business days by 24 hour courier. After purchase do let us know if you have a preferred date for delivery so we can arrange this for you and feel free to add a note with any additional instructions for the courier. We also need a mobile telephone contact number for the courier text alert service before we can book your item in for delivery so please let us have this asap to avoid any delay! We aim to complete and deliver made to order items within 21 days. Very large, heavy and high value items may be hand-delivered by arrangement.
Our new courier service provider is able to send customers an automated text notification on the morning of the scheduled delivery with a 2 hour window to help you plan your day. If you have any questions or additional instructions regarding your delivery, please contact us - we are more than happy to help!
Our standard charge applies to Mainland UK addresses and can now include a Saturday delivery! If you are outside this area please contact us first so we can provide a quote to ship to your postcode. We may be able to offer a Global Shipping option for some of our items - please contact us for a personalised quote from our specialist antiques shipping partner.
All our items are hand finished in several coats of a quality wax polish. A wax finish naturally enhances the wood and revives and protects the original patina, however it doesn't have the same protection as a lacquered finish (the type you may find on shop bought furniture). So to keep your item in tip top condition it's advised to wax it periodically depending on the wear and tear it receives, the suggestion for a coffee table is twice a month. Only the top need be done with a clear wax according to the instructions on the product used. You may also wish to wax the whole piece every 6-12 months to maintain the finish. This will feed, hydrate and protect the wood, maintain the depth of colour and help your furniture to stay looking great!
In an effort to reduce our consumption of new materials we are currently trialling the use of recycled packaging when shipping our items. So your parcel is likely to arrive with you wrapped in re-used cardboard :) You can be sure your item will still be packaged safely to protect it in transit and you'll be involved in helping the planet!