A restored and repurposed vintage WW2 military storage chest. Complete with hairpin legs this mid century chest is now a useful piece of industrial furniture!
This vintage military Howitzer munitions storage box dates from WW2 and features lots of clear, original military text and industrial details. The box is in pressed military steel with up and over clasps, heavy duty lifting handles, painted military text to 5 sides plus additional embossed text to lid with the date 1943.
Carefully cleaned, original military text preserved and wax polished. Fitted with hairpin legs to make a stylish small coffee or side table. Highly sought after with authentic industrial distressed finish.
DIMENSIONS (cm): L 66 x H 44 x D 24
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