VINTAGE HARDWOOD TRUNK
This gorgeous old box is full of character and charm. It was made in Rajasthan in the 1940’s and constructed from native hardwood, while much later a repair has been undertaken using a strip of recycled metal both to one of the lower corners and inside; only adding to it’s character. A most wonderfully rich patina emanates from the extraordinary deep dark colour of the timber, while a sense of use, history, culture and place is evoked from this item.
Dark in colour this trunk has gorgeous patina all over. It’s age can clearly been seen throughout, you can really feel its past lives and this gives it a lot of character. The small recycled metal patchwork which has been made, internally, and to the bottom right hand corner to the front, adds to its charm. There is a metal catch on the front, and a chain has been added to the inside lid. Also, inside, there is the benefit of a sectioned off small storage partition with a lift up lid.
You can always benefit from having extra storage areas, and what better way than inside this gorgeous trunk. It would make a beautiful large sewing or knitting box, ideal with the separate storage area inside.
Made in India.
Unusual Indian Furniture and Accessories
Take a look at our blog about this style of furniture here.
Due to the nature of these pieces each item will vary. With the colours, patterns and metal work on the wood differing from one to another. Please contact us prior to purchase if you would like let us know your preference. Also, we can send photos of the exact item we would send you.
Beauty of Rajasthan
Have a look at Davids lovely video from his trip to India, showing the beauty of Rajasthan in India.
19th October 2019
“I would just like to reflect and take the time to say thank you -myself and my husband recently travelled a long way top visit your shop and ordered several pieces of furniture as a result. The pieces arrived so well packaged to protect them, and we were blown away by them when we unpacked them – absolutely stunning. They will provide many, many years of enjoyment. I am sure we will visit again in the future as a result and will be sure to infirm others kind regards,”