A stunning vintage mid century rustic plank chest with authentic military text and tons of character that would make a stunning centrepiece in your living room. In rustic pine planking with inlaid ends, tongue and groove plank lid, chunky rustic wooden bracings to front and rear face, rope handles in steel keepers and inlaid double hasp and staple fastenings (take padlocks to lock the chest if desired).
Exterior carefully refurbished, military text preserved on original black painted panels, waxed and polished. Interior cleaned, conserved and wax polished retaining vintage text dated 1957 and inlaid steel chest hinges. Rustic, industrial distressed finish with knots and quirks, grains, textures and tones. Perfect coffee table trunk or blanket chest with generous dimensions for all your storage needs!
DIMENSIONS (cm): L 98.5 x H 50 x D 67.5
NOTABLE QUIRKS: Shrinkage gaps, bits of wood missing in places, holes from previous fixings, some exposed fixings and a smattering of old woodworm holes in places. We have replaced the base which was in poor condition with reclaimed ply and added 2 reclaimed wooden runners to protect your floors. The chest has also been fitted with a new chain lid stay and interior lid bracings for strength and longevity.
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Vintage, pre-owned and reclaimed goods by their very nature are not new, they have their own unique quirks & imperfections. Our antique and vintage trunks & chests and hand crafted items made from reclaimed materials show signs of wear & tear, commensurate with age and 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; woodworm; corroded & missing metalwork; sharp edges; newly-fitted & replacement parts including fixtures & fittings. Notable quirks are outlined in the item description.
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Vintage Trunks & Chests, Swallow Barn, Fen Road, Toynton All Saints, Spilsby, Lincs. PE23 5DF UK
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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!