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Fabulous Antique Victorian Vintage Old Pine Chest / Trunk / Blanket Box c1887

£1,500.00 or Best Offer 20d, £24.99 Shipping, 14-Day Returns

Seller: liverpool_antiques (111) 100%, Location: Liverpool, Merseyside, Ships to: GB, Item: 152333265934 Please keep a look out for more Antique Pine chests coming soon!! ITEM DESCRIPTION Please take a little moment to read our description . Fabulous Large Antique Victorian Vintage Old Pine Chest / Trunk / Blanket Box Stunning Fantastic Old Chest with its Original sign writing to top, which provides an excellent storage solution, and would make the most beautiful Coffee Table! Totally Original Hand cut through Dovetail ! Hand made Original Solid Brass Hinges ! 2 Solid brass key liner escutcheons . Original rought iron carrying handles! Length 84 cm Hight 50cm Depth 49 cm SHIPPINGShipping will be by our Courier for only £24.99 UK Mainland only,- If you live in the Scottish Highlands or Ireland Please Contact Us for a Postage Quote.We will ship this item international, please ask for a quote! Here for sale at Liverpool Antiques we have a large selection of Victorian and Georgian blanket boxes.Please veiw are completed listings and "100% feed back profile" and bid with absolute confidence! These antique trunks can be used for excellent storage and at the same time can be useful and used as coffee tables in front of a sofa or chairs whilst giving the room added character. This blanket box is truly stunning, it is guaranteed completely original," Not repainted later".My research has confirmed it to have been made c1887 out of pine using a traditional through cut dove tail construction method.The previous owner has had it in his possesion for 40 years having purchased it at an auction in Newcastle upon Tyne, right in the heart of the British steel industry.The timber that has been used for this box is Quebec yellow pine with beautiful figure, it also has its all round original plinth and original box section edge to the top. Associated Iron and Steel Workers of Great BritainThe Associated Iron and Steel Workers of Great Britain was a trade union representing people employed in iron- and steelworks in Britain.The union was founded in 1887, following a conference organised by Edward Trow of the Amalgamated Malleable Ironworkers of Great Britain, which had been in decline for many years. In particular, Trow worried that many of the remaining members worked on contracts in declining ironworking areas, while the new British Steel Smelters' Association (BSSA) aimed to unionise daily paid workers, and indeed campaigned against contracts.[1]Trow organised a conference in Manchester, where attendees represented 40,000 iron and steel workers. In order to minimise regional rivalries, its rules stated that the president must come from South Staffordshire, and the vice-president from Lancashire. Trow was elected as general secretary, unpaid for the first three months. He suggested that, after this time, the post would be held jointly with James Capper, but Capper was not interested in the role.[1]In contrast to the earlier union, the Associated also sought to unionise workers in the rapidly growing steelworks, and it had particular success in attracting contractors to join.[2] In 1891, the Malleable Ironworkers was wound up, and its few remaining members transferred to the Associated, with membership reaching 10,000 in 1892. Although this varied over the next decade, it was still around 8,000 in 1899, when Trow died, and the old regional rivalries had by then been overcome.[1]During the 1900s, the union lost members due to a decline in employment at ironworks, and through some potential members joining the rival BSSA. Both unions were members of the Trades Union Congress and their demarcation dispute came to a head in 1909. The foundation of the loose Iron and Steel Trades Federation in 1913 did not solve the issue, but in the Associated began growing again and merged into the new British Iron, Steel and Kindred Trades Association in 1917, at which point it had just under 10,000 members. This chest still has its original oak scumple painted finish which is a rich golden brown colour and has polished to a wonderful shine, along with the original polished hand made rought iron carrying handles and original solid brass hinges, that have also been hand made. This chest is in fabulous condition, the interior is like all the boxes we sell clean and tidy with some age related ink spills.The inside is wonderfully fitted with two candle boxes that really adds to this boxes character and document strap to the inside of the lid.This Old chest still has the original double locks inside (no key).A trunk that I'm sure could tell a story or two, the years of use have really added to this boxes character, which have developed into a fabulous rich all over nutty colour. The rest of the box has been fully restored and has been polished using traditional bees wax, both handles and hinges have been removed during the restoration process, polished and re-applied.This is a truly stuning wonderful "museum" quality piece of furniture, a clean and solid trunk full of character, "History" and charm in fantastic condition. "You will not find a better box for sale than this one for a long time!!"I make no apologies for the price it is worth every penny! Please ask for additional photos, we have plenty more but can only list 12 on this page. Thank you and enjoy!! You might also like to follow our shop on Facebook to keep up to date with all our news and see the very latest additions to our extensive stock, you can find us under (Liverpool Antiques & Collectables) in the Facebook search bar.If you like what you see and what we are about, please like our page! You are welcome to view this item and our many other pieces of furniture in our "NEW" showroom in Liverpool, you can find us at, " The Ware House" south Liverpool 27A Wood Street, Liverpool L19 2LU . "If you can come over we are more than happy to let you veiw before you buy!! Veiw all our items we have for sale here on eBay". Just give us a call on 07899042518 to arrange to come and see our stock. We would be happy to deliver this piece within 50 miles of Liverpool for a small charge or you may collect yourself for free ! Please feel free to ask any questions and take a look at our many other items for sale. Condition: Fully Restored By a Cabinet Maker with over 26 years experience., Type: Trunk, Room: Living Room, Bedroom, Dining Room, Children's Play, Style: Genuine Antique, Material: Solid wood,Pine, Length: 84 cm, Height: 50cm, Depth: 49cm, Age: Victorian (1837-1900), Main Colour: Original oak scumble paint

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