• Item: Large Chest / Trunk
• Circa: 1760 – 1780
• Provenance: Staffordshire Moorlands, England, UK
• Period: George III
• Wood: Solid chestnut
• 5ft 1⅞” wide
• Provincial / rustic design
• Single plank moulded top
• Original candle box with lid
• Original steel carrying handles
• Original steel strap hinges
• Original iron key escutcheon
• Working steel lock (with key)
• Traditional hand-dovetail & pegged construction
• Ideal as a storage chest / TV stand
• Significant storage space
• Good original condition
• Free delivery to England, Wales & Southern Scotland*
• Free 14-day UK returns
This is a lovely rustic antique English Georgian provincial solid chestnut trunk / blanket box, originating from the Staffordshire moorlands, with a stunning grain configuration and mellow colour, with large proportions, circa 1760 – 1780, in good original condition. Uncovered from a country house in the Staffordshire moorlands, this chest is of primitive / provincial design. It has been constructed with a single-plank chestnut top, with a cleated reeded moulding, above single plank sides, front and back. Retaining the original iron strap hinges, steel carrying handles and key escutcheon, it also features a working steel lock (with key). The interior is clean, dry, practical and usable. The lid retains its original steel strap hinges, which are in good working condition. The interior comprises the original candle box, with lid, also retaining its original floorboards and backboards. The trunk base sits directly on the floor. The back of the trunk retains its original panels along with the original floorboards. The chest has been cleaned and wax-polished by hand in our workshop, therefore the colour and patination are of an excellent standard.
This large storage chest would look great in a variety of rooms, as a decorative piece in the hallway, to the living room or bedroom as a TV stand, or ottoman or blanket box at the foot of the bed etc.
This beautiful piece boasts a mellow colour. As it boasts the original polish, it has a fantastic colour and patination; this can only be achieved through age and years of care and cleaning it has received.
This is a lovely rustic antique English Georgian provincial solid chestnut trunk / blanket box, originating from the Staffordshire moorlands, with a stunning grain configuration and mellow colour, with large proportions, circa 1760 – 1780, in good original condition. Owing to its rustic / provincial provenance, there are old use marks visible to the top (see photos) and leading edges; all of which adds to the character, age and appeal of this trunk. The trunk has been cleaned and wax-polished by hand, in our workshop, to a professional standard. The interior is clean, dry, and usable and retains its original candle box. The original iron strap hinges and original side carrying handle are in good working condition. The trunk retains its original lid, floor, sides and back. The trunk also boasts a working steel lock and working key. The trunk is heavy and solid in joint; it does not wobble on the floor and is ready to use.
Height = 64cm or 25¼” or 2ft 1¼”
Width = 157.3cm or 61⅞” or 5ft 1⅞”
Depth = 64.5cm or 25⅜” or 2ft 1⅜”
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