Antique English Victorian Teak & Brass Mounted Campaign Trunk Blanket Box / Chest / Coffee Table (Circa 1850)


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Object Description

This is a fine quality antique English Victorian solid teak campaign trunk, boasting the original rope carrying handles and brass mountings, circa 1850, in excellent original condition.

• Item: Trunk
• Circa: 1850
• Provenance: England, UK
• Period: Victorian
• Wood: Solid teak
• 2ft 11¼” wide
• Small proportions
• Single plank top
• Flat reeded top
• Brass banding & mountings
• Original rope carrying handles
• Original brass hinges
• Original working lock (with key)
• Original reeded plinth base & sledge rails
• Traditional construction
• Ideal as a coffee table or ottoman
• Original colour & patination
• Excellent original condition
• Free delivery to England, Wales & Southern Scotland*
• Free 14-day UK returns

This is a fine quality antique English Victorian solid teak trunk campaign trunk, boasting the original rope carrying handles and brass mountings, circa 1850, in excellent original condition. Specialising in colonial campaign furniture, we have seen a number of campaign trunks in our years, and this is by far one of the best examples we have seen for a long time. The teak has been French polished by hand and the brass cleaned, in our workshop, to a professional standard. The trunk is constructed with a single plank flat top, with brass-bound corners and reeded edge, above a joined, brass-bound box. The original lid retains its original brass hinges. The interior is clean, dry and practical and usable. The interior also retains its original floorboards and backboards. The trunk also retains its original brass working lock (with key), as well as the original brass escutcheon. The sides incorporate what we believe to be are the original rope carrying handles.

The trunk stands on its original reeded plinth base, resting on simple sledge rails, designed so that it could be dragged if necessary. The back of the trunk retains its original panels along with the original floor.

Overall, this trunk boasts a lovely mellow, colour and patination, as well as traditional construction.

This antique teak trunk would look great in a variety of rooms from the hallway, to the living room or bedroom as a TV stand, coffee table, 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.

Height = 40.8cm or 16” or 1ft 4”
Width = 89.6cm or 35¼” or 2ft 11¼”
Depth = 47.1cm or 18½” or 1ft 6½”

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.

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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 at for further items and information.

Ref. 47754

Object Condition

The trunk is in excellent original condition. Nominal old use marks to the top, external sides and leading edges, but nothing significant considering the age of the item (see photos). The teak has been French polished and brass cleaned by hand, in our workshop, to a professional standard. The interior is clean, dry, and usable. The original brass hinges are in good working condition. The trunk retains its original lid, floor, sides and back. The trunk also retains its original brass working lock (with key) and what we believe to be are the original rope carrying handles. The trunk retains its original colour and patination to the exterior. The trunk is solid in joint; it does not wobble on the floor and is ready to use.

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Dealer Location

Unit 4
Organsdale Farm
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