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Antique mahogany brass bound campaign trunk chest

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Seller: atelier17b (671) 100%, Location: Margate, Ships to: GB, Item: 201708165465 STUNNING ANTIQUE BRASS BOUND CAMPAIGN TRUNK DIMENSIONS ARE 70 CM WIDE / 35.5 CM DEEP AND 36.5 CM HIGH THIS HIGHLY DESIRABLE ANTIQUE MILITARY CAMPAIGN CHEST HAS A RICH CONKER COLOUR AND DEEP PATINA. THE BRASS CORNER MOUNTS ARE BEAUTIFULLY SHAPED AND THE OTHER BRASS BRACKETS ARE FLUSH AND BURNISHED WITH AGE. A VERY UNUSUAL ASPECT ARE THE IRON CARRYING HANDLES. A SIMPLE IRON RING SET INTO A LARGE CIRCULAR PLATE THE HAND FORGED IRONWORK CONTINUES DOWN THE SIDES OF THE TRUNK AND ON UNDERNEATH. I HAVE NEVER SEEN IRONWORK LIKE THIS ON A CAMPAIGN TRUNK AND IT LOOKS ALMOST JAPANESE IN INFLUENCE. THERE IS A METAL FOLDING STAY TO SECURE THE TRUNK WHEN OPEN AND THIS MECHANISM IS PARTLY CONCEALED IN THE SIDE CONSTRUCTION LINING. THE TRUNK CLOSES EASILY WITH A REASSURING "CLUNK". CLOSE EXAMINATION SHOWS THE TRUNK TO BE CONSTRUCTED WITH THE USE OF SMALL WOODEN PEGS. I WOULD SAY THE WOOD IS MAHOGANY BUT IT IS POSSIBLE THIS CLOSE GRAINED TIMBER IS IN FACT TEAK. MY FEELING IS THIS IS A VERY EARLY TRUNK. THE CONSTRUCTION, THE IRONWORK AND THE PATINA INDICATE IT IS POSSIBLY 18TH CENTURY OR EARLIER. IT IS BEAUTIFULLY MADE SHOWING REFINED FINISHES WHILST REMAINING ROBUST. IT IS AN EXCELLENT EXAMPLE OF THIS TYPE OF TRUNK. Buyer must be able to collect in person from Margate in Kent, or to arrange a courier to collect. Condition: See description and photos., Material: Mahogany, Age: Pre-1800, Original/Reproduction: Original

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