ANTIQUE STEAMER TRUNK VINTAGE DOMED TOP CHEST TRAY&KEY

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  • Item Category: Furniture & Furnishings
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Mar 07, 2011
  • Channel: Auction House

A LARGE, CLEAN, BEAUTIFUL, AMERICAN MADE, ART NOUVEAU INFLUENCE, DOMED TOP, ORNATE PRESSED TIN CLAD TRUNK, 1880-1890. THIS EYE CATCHING VICTORIAN PIECE HAS THE ABILITY TO COMMAND ATTENTION AND WILL STAND OUT IN ANY SETTING. THIS WEDDING OR BRIDES STYLE CHEST COMES WITH THE ORIGINAL PINE HAT COMPARTMENT (REBUILT) AND AN INSERT TRIMMED TO MATCH. THE INTERIOR PICTURES ON THE LOWER LEFT AND CENTER RIGHT ARE ORIGINAL AND HAVE BEEN TRIMMED IN PLACE. IT COMES WITH A WORKING, DOUBLE HASP LOCK, FEATURING A SOLID BRASS UPPER AND ESCUTCHEON PLATE. THE ORNATE DOUBLE SIDED KEY IS INCLUDED. IT IS IRONBOUND WITH RICHLY PATENATED WIDE ASH SLATS. IT IS MADE FROM SOFT WOODS AND CLAD ON 5 SIDES WITH BEAUTIFUL PRESSED TIN PANELS, RESTORED TO AN AUTHENTIC COLOR (NAVY ON GOLD). THIS WILL BE A WONDERFUL PIECE FOR THE FOOT OF A BED. IT ALSO HAS ENOUGH CHARACTER TO PROVIDE A KEY ACCENT FOR MANY ROOM DECORS. THIS CHEST COMBINES STYLE WITH STORAGE AND WILL MAKE A STUNNING GIFT. THE INTERIOR HAS BEEN RELINED AND TRIMMED TO MATCH. MAXIMUM OUTSIDE APPROXIMATE MEASUREMENTS AT THE EXTREME CORNERS ARE 34.5+" LONG X 19.5+" DEEP X 25" HIGH. THE TRUNK HAS BEEN PROFESSIONALLY RESTORED AND SEALED WITH A QUALITY FURNITURE GRADE FINISH, AND IS IN VERY GOOD CONDITION EXCEPT FOR SOME WEAR AND SIGNS OF AGE WHICH WERE LEFT UNIMPROVED TO PRESERVE ORIGINALITY AND ANTIQUE

SHIPPING IS FREE TO THE CONTIGUOUS UNITED STATES. PLEASE KEEP IN MIND THAT THIS IS A HEAVY OVERSIZE SHIPPING PARCEL WHICH NEEDS TO BE COVERED IN THE PRICE. I OFFER DISCOUNTS FOR LOCAL PICKUP. FOR ALL OTHER DESTINATIONS AND LOCAL PICKUP, PLEASE EMAIL FOR SHIPPING QUOTES OR DISCOUNTS. PLEASE SEE MY OTHER TRUNKS CURRENTLY LISTED. PLEASE STUDY ALL DESCRIPTIONS, AND PHOTOS BEFORE BIDDING. PLEASE DO NOT BID UNLESS YOU ARE PREPARED TO PAY OR REMIT PAYMENT PROMPTLY. IF PAYMENT IS NOT RECIEVED WITHIN 7 DAYS IT WILL BE REPORTED AS AN UNPAID ITEM AND WILL BE RELISTED. FOR SHIPPING OUTSIDE THE US AND CANADA PLEASE INQUIRE PRIOR TO BIDDING. ALL TRUNKS ARE SHIPPED FEDEX OR UPS GROUND (MY CHOICE) WITH FULL COVERAGE, SIGNATURE REQUIRED. I WILL WAIVE THE SIGNATURE REQUIREMENT ON WRITTEN REQUEST. IF THE SHIPPER IS UNABLE TO COMPLETE DELIVERY BECAUSE OF AN INCORRECT ADDRESS ETC. BUYER WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY ADDITIONAL SHIPPING COSTS. RETURNED ITEMS NOT CLAIMED WITHIN 60 DAYS MAY BE FORFEIT. NO RETURNS WILL BE ACCEPTED WITHOUT PRIOR AGREEMENT. I will ship within three business days from reciept of payment. Check out my other items !Be sure to add me to your favorites list !

A NOTE ABOUT MY TRUNKS: I CHOOSE MY TRUNKS FOR THEIR INTERESTING QUALITIES, AESTHETICS AND ORIGINAL QUALITY OF MANUFACTURE. I MAY OPT FOR A COMPLETE RESTORATION, OR I MAY CHOOSE TO PRESERVE THE ORIGINALITY OF THE THE ANTIQUE. IN SOME CASES I WILL COMPLETELY RE-INVENT A PIECE. MOST TRUNKS CHOSEN WILL BE FROM THE LATE VICTORIAN ERA FROM THE CIVIL WAR TO ABOUT 1895. THIS IS MY CRAFT AND OFTEN MY ART WHICH I HAVE DEVOTED NEARLY 40 YEARS TO PERFECTING. I WILL STAND BEHIND THE QUALITY OF MY WORK AND ALWAYS PLACE MY PATRONS IN HIGH ESTEEM. I HAVE NO SET SYSTEM FOR PROCESSING MY PIECES. EACH ONE IS ASSESSED FOR IT'S FINEST QUALITIES AND THEN I USE MY ARTISTIC LICENCE TO HOPEFULLY BRING THOSE QUALITIES INTO THE LIGHT. IF YOU ARE SIMPLY LOOKING FOR A REFINISHED TRUNK YOU CAN CERTAINLY FIND ONE CHEAPER. BUT PLEASE BEAR IN MIND THAT YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR. I INVITE CLOSE SCRUTINY AND COMPARISON TO OTHERS. IF YOU APPRECIATE MY WORK AND CHOOSE TO INVEST IN MY TRUNKS I AM SURE THAT YOU WILL RECIEVE OUTSTANDING VALUE AND SATISFACTION. ALSO PLEASE UNDERSTAND THAT I DO NOT DESTROY THE VALUE OF AN ANTIQUE TRUNK BY THESE PROCESSES. IF AN ITEM HAS EQUAL OR GREATER VALUE IN IT'S ORIGINAL STATE IT WILL BE PRESERVED THAT WAY, IT WOULD BE FOOLISH TO DO OTHERWISE.

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