This is beautifully crafted antique Victorian camphorwood military trunk or coffer, circa 1860 in date.
With a rectangular hinged lid and side carrying handles there is no mistaking its unique design and superb quality, which is certain to attract attention and make it a talking point as it is the ideal size for use as a coffee table.
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.
This piece is truly unique and is guaranteed to bring beauty and charm to your home for many years to come.
This gorgeous antique trunk is in excellent untouched condition. Please see photos for confirmation of its condition.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 55 x Width 100 x Depth 56
Dimensions in inches:
Height 1 foot, 10 inches x Width 3 foot, 3 inches x Depth 1 foot, 10 inches
Our reference: A3527
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