Antique English Victorian Pine & Steel Strapped Zinc Lined Campaign Chest / Trunk (Circa 1850)

GBP 895.00

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Object Description

This is a fine quality antique English Victorian pine and steel strapped travelling chest / trunk, with a zinc lined interior, originating from Aqualate Hall, circa 1850, in excellent original condition.

• Item: Campaign Trunk / Chest
• Circa: 1850
• Provenance: Aqualate Hall, Staffordshire, UK
• Wood: Solid pine
• Profuse steel banding to front, sides and rear
• Original iron carrying side handles
• Original brass key escutcheon
• Original working lock & working key
• Original & complete zinc lined interior
• Lovely rustic original colour & patination
• No missing strapping
• Complete original zinc lined interior
• Large proportions
• Excellent original condition
• Ideal as a coffee table or ottoman
• Free delivery to mainland England, Wales & southern Scotland*
• Free 14-day UK returns period

This is a fine quality antique English Victorian pine and steel strapped travelling chest / trunk, with a zinc lined interior, originating from Aqualate Hall on the Staffordshire / Shropshire border, circa 1850, in excellent original condition. The chest features a solid outer pine frame, boasting profuse steel strapping to the front, sides and rear and retains the original iron carrying handles to each side of the trunk. The chest also retains the original working steel lock & key with the original brass oval key escutcheon, which is all in good working order. The interior of the trunk retains its original and complete zinc lining, which it suggests it may have been used on a ship or campaigns for safe clean storage of valuables. The lid retains the original steel hinges and support bar, allowing you to open the trunk and support the lid and hinges, without damaging them (a very clever design idea!). The original trunk floor is comprised of two solid planks with the original narrow runners below to keep it off the floor. Boasting a lovely warm rustic colour, the trunk has been cleaned and wax-polished by hand to a professional standard in our workshop. It would make an ideal coffee table, TV stand, or ottoman at the foot of the bed.

This item would look superb in a variety of rooms from the office to the bedroom. This item would certainly grace any home or office and is a great investment, as it’s extremely functional. So, don’t miss out on your chance to own a lovely antique piece.

Height = 50.3cm or 19¾” or 1ft 7¾”
Width = 96cm or 37¾” or 3ft 1¾”
Depth = 54.6cm or 21½” or 1ft 9½”

The price for this item is £895, which includes free delivery to mainland England, Wales & southern Scotland* and free 14-day returns.

Customer Service:
We offer customer satisfaction through the following services:
• Free delivery to England, Wales & Southern Scotland*
• Free 14 Day Returns
• Full money back assurance
• Worldwide shipping
• Full insurance of items in transit

Further Information:
For more information or photographs please email or call us.

Office: 01829 458 070
Julian: 07960 738 212
Yola: 07971 882 567

Customers outside the UK should call:

Office: 00 44 1829 458 070
Julian: 00 44 7960 738 212
Yola: 00 44 7971 882 567

Email: [email protected]

Free UK Delivery*:
We offer free delivery to mainland England, Wales, and Southern Scotland (anywhere south of Stirling). *We do not offer free delivery to locations north of Stirling in Scotland, Northern Ireland, or any British Islands off the mainland; for example, the Isle of Man, Isle of White and Channel Islands. If you live in one of the areas where we do not offer free delivery, please contact us for a delivery quote before purchasing the item. Delivery will be made by our specialised antique furniture delivery service, or in some cases we will use a courier service for distant deliveries.

Delivery times are usually 1-4 weeks depending on location; we aim to deliver the majority of items within 2 weeks. All items are professionally packaged and fully insured in transit; therefore, we can assure you, your items will be securely protected in transit and arrive safely with you.

Once you have purchased an item, we will contact you by email and/or telephone and provide you with a provisional delivery date, in order for you to confirm if it is suitable for you. Once you have confirmed you can accept delivery on the provisional delivery date, we will book the delivery in with our shippers and it then becomes a confirmed delivery date.

We will also provide you with our shippers’ contact details, in case you need to contact the driver on the day of delivery. It’s helpful if you can provide us with both the landline and mobile telephone number, in case the driver cannot reach you on one of the numbers on the day of delivery, they can contact you on your alternative number.

In order to be able to offer you free delivery, it is based on a 1-man delivery only. For any large items that require 2 people to lift the item, we ask that you are available at the time of delivery to be able to give our shipper a lift off the van and into your house with the item. If you are not able to lift items yourself, we ask that you have someone on hand at the time of delivery to assist our shipper with lifting the item.

Free 14 Days UK Returns & Refunds:
A free 14-day “no quibble” returns policy (from the date you receive the item) is available if you are not happy with this item. We will collect the item free of charge from you (we do not charge a return fee / collection fee). You will be given a full refund as long as the item is returned in the same condition. We will collect returns using our own specialist furniture delivery company. We will not accept returns via a courier service (due to experience of damaged items in transit). This refund policy only applies to deliveries to the UK.

UK Buyer Payment:
For UK buyers, we accept cash on collection or delivery; cheque, credit card, BACS (free bank to bank transfer) or PayPal. Payment is requested within 5 days of the sale. Payment must be cleared before the items are collected or delivered.

International Buyers:
If you live outside the UK and you would like to purchase this item, please contact us before purchasing it, so that we can obtain an accurate shipping quote and delivery lead-time. The shipping quote provided is a global estimate only. The actual shipping cost will vary by country and postcode. Due to the distances and costs involved with shipping outside the UK, a returns policy is therefore not available for international buyers. Before placing your order(s) please make sure this is the item for you. We request payment by bank transfer (we do not accept payment via PayPal, credit or debit cards for international purchases). Payment is requested within 10 days of the purchase. Payment must be cleared before the items are collected or delivered to our shippers. The advertised price of the item does not include the shipping cost, sales tax, import duty or custom fees.

About the Seller:
This item is being sold by Yola Gray Antiques who is an accredited member of LAPADA (the UK’s largest Trade Association of Professional Art and Antique Dealers) and CINOA. CINOA is the world association of Art & Antique dealer associations. All LAPADA & CINOA members abide by their strict code of practice by adhering to reputable standards of quality, expertise and integrity.

Yola Gray has dealt in fine art and antique furniture for over 40 years. Yola Gray has a special interest in colonial furniture, specifically colonial four poster beds. Yola Gray also provides a variety of fine English antique furniture, art and fabrics to clients in the UK, Europe and further afield.

Please visit the Yola Gray website for further items and information.

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Object History

This item was purchased from Aqualate Hall on the Staffordshire / Shropshire border, which we understand was originally commissioned for the family and has remained at this property until today. You can read more information about the history of the property by clicking on the following link:

Object Condition

Condition Report:
This is a fine quality antique English Victorian pine and steel strapped travelling chest / trunk, with a zinc lined interior, originating from Aqualate Hall on the Staffordshire / Shropshire border, circa 1850, in excellent original condition. Nominal old use marks to the exterior and leading edges of the box, including the interior but nothing significant considering the age of the item (please see photos). The chest has been cleaned and wax-polished, by hand, to a professional standard in our workshop. The chest therefore boasts a lovely rustic warm colour and patination. There are no missing sections or strap work to the chest. The chest retains its original working lock, with working key. The interior of the trunk retains its original and complete zinc lining. The original steel hinges are also in good working order. This item is solid in joint and ready to use.

Object Details

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