A Decorative Late Victorian Pink Painted Pine Trunk c.1900


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Object Description

The dusty pink painted pine travelling trunk or blanket box having a vacant interior with its original iron carrying handles and hinges, the whole on railed feet for ease of travel, with a wonderful patina and texture to its surfaces and surviving from the zeniths of the nineteenth century.

Object History


Object Literature

Trunks date back to pre-medieval times and were made in a large variety of shapes and sizes and from many different materials. The rail feet to the bottom of the piece allows it to be pulled around far easier for travel.

A refreshing change of colourway; a shade rarely seen for beautifully time-worn period paint.

Object Condition

This trunk has some obvious signs of use: there are old scratches and the paintwork has naturally distressed in the appropriate areas with a superb craquelure. The iron swing handles are present and working, with a small amount of loss to the mouldings and she was clearly a well-loved, well-travelled, versatile and essential item of Victorian times.

Object Details

Dealer Contact

+44 (0)1767 640995
+44 (0)7729 213013

Dealer Location

The Onion Barn
Shoe Cottage
15 High Street
MK44 3NL

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