This is a good antique Victorian chest. It is handmade and has wonderful character.There are strong old metal lifting handles to each end and it is waxed to a nice finish and colour. The chest has good original hand forged hinges and the corner edges have the original metal corner protectors on. There is also trim to the top and bottom of the chest.
It is clean inside and the base is sound. Its original use was a carpenters tool chest. The lid, base and trim are all made of pine and the main body of the chest is made of mahogany.This chest could be used as a blanket box at the end of a bed, or a good size coffee table as it's a useful size for storing books, toys or blankets or maybe a window seat. The chest does have signs of use and wear with marks and blemishes especially to the lid. It has signs of its previous life as a carpenters box with grooves to the edges, but this is part of its charm. I t has a slightly lighter bit to the front and a very small bit of trim that has worn down little. There are a couple of slight shrinkage gaps to the chest but it is sound. All in all a nice box. Measurements at the largest points. Please check the measurements to see if it fits in your intended space. Collection from near Bedale, North Yorkshire (10 mins from the A1). I normally courier our chests and trunks, however this weighs over 30kg and is a bulky heavy item! The items that I list are vintage items that will have a history of use and will almost certainly have the odd knocks, scratches and blemishes. The item "Antique Victorian PINE Blanket CHEST, Old TRUNK, Coffee Table WOODEN Storage Box" is in sale since Monday, January 7, 2019. This item is in the category "Home, Furniture & DIY\Furniture\Trunks & Chests". The seller is "bramblecairn" and is located in Bedale. This item can't be shipped, the buyer must pick up the item.