This is beautifully crafted antique Georgian camphorwood military campaign trunk or coffer, ideal for use as a coffee table, circa 1820 in date.
This antique trunk is made from the finest quality camphorwood which has a beautiful grain and scent. Camphorwood was used in the manufacture of travelling trunks as the wonderful scent given off by the wood discouraged insects, and kept them away.
This trunk was made so that it could be easily transported on it's journeys throughout the Empire, probably to house an Army Officer's clothes and personal possesions. It has inset brass protection on the corners mounts and sides and is fitted with the original brass carrying handles and the interior is zinc lined for further protection of its contents.
The trunk features two locks, each is fitted with an ingenious alarm system, when you turn either key an internal bell rings a warning.
Complete with working alarm locks and the original keys.
This piece is truly unique and is guaranteed to bring beauty and charm to your home for many years to come.
In really excellent original condition having only been beautifully cleaned and waxed in our workshops, please see photos for confirmation.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 50 x Width 105 x Depth 52
Dimensions in inches:
Height 1 foot, 8 inches x Width 3 foot, 5 inches x Depth 1 foot, 8 inches
Our reference: A3505
Please feel free to email or call us (+44 20 8809 9605) to arrange a viewing in our North London warehouse.