VINTAGE Steamer TRUNK Coffee Table Old 1930s Bentwood School TRUNK Storage Chest Box

VINTAGE Steamer TRUNK Coffee Table Old 1930s Bentwood School TRUNK Storage Chest Box


A vintage 1930's bentwood travel trunk with full fabric lined interior including top tray, polished brass studs & locks, luggage labels and lid stripe detailing.

In dark conker brown waxed canvas covered flaxite fibreboard with robust leather corners, studded beech bandings, metal reinforcings with brass studding detail, original chunky leather handles and 2 polished brass locking clasps, no key. Complete with stripe detail to lid, vintage luggage labels and original manufacturer's brass plaques to each end 'The Crescent'.

Exterior carefully cleaned, conserved & wax polished. Interior retains original fabric lining, removable top tray with leather lifting lugs, vintage ribbon detail to lid and original ticking lid stays.

This quirky vintage steamer trunk would make a perfect coffee table or blanket box.

DIMENSIONS (cm): W 86 x H 35 x D 52

NOTABLE QUIRKS: Some discolouration and staining to fabric lining which is worn through in places. Right hand escutcheon has lost its spring but still works. Canvas covering worn in places and missing occasional pieces. Quirks are commensurate with age and use and do not detract from the quality or beauty of the trunk rather are mentioned for accuracy - please see below for further information.

IMPORTANT INFO: This unique item is listed for sale on multiple platforms - it is advisable to check availability with us before purchase to avoid disappointment. We aim to dispatch in stock trunks and chests within 1-2 business days by 24 or 48 hour courier (depending on the size and weight of your item). Please let us know when you checkout 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. The courier charge applies to Mainland UK addresses - please contact us for a quote to your postcode if you are outside this area. Very large, heavy and high value items may be hand-delivered by arrangement.

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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Returns & Exchanges

I gladly accept returns and cancellations

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Ship items back to me within: 30 days of delivery

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The following items can't be returned or exchanged

Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:

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Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.

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Frequently Asked Questions

When will I receive my item?

We dispatch in stock trunks and chests within 1-3 business days of purchase by 24 or 48 hour courier to Mainland UK addresses. Please let us know when you checkout if you have a preferred date for delivery and feel free to add a note with any additional instructions for the courier. We also need a telephone contact number 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 14 -21 days. Very large, heavy and high value items may be hand-delivered by arrangement.

Can I specify a time slot for delivery?

Our couriers are presently unable to offer timed deliveries - you will usually receive your delivery between 8am and 6pm. Depending on the courier we use (determined by the weight and size of your item) you may receive a 2 hour window by text on the morning of the scheduled delivery day. If you need more certainty as to the timing of your delivery we are able to offer a Next Day Before 12 Noon service on most items - simply upgrade your shipping at checkout and we'll do the rest. If you are in any doubt, or have any questions or additional instructions regarding your delivery, please contact us - we are more than happy to help!

Can I receive my item on a Saturday?

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Where do you deliver?

We can deliver to any address in the United Kingdom. If you live in Northern Ireland, the Highlands or Islands please contact us prior to purchase for a quote to ship to your postcode. Deliveries to these parts of the UK often incur additional charges so will not be covered by the listed shipping cost. 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.

Care instructions

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!

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