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An original 20th century Trunk which I have up cycled into a NORMANDIE Chest / Trunk / Coffee Table – a very useful piece of industrial style furniture.
Every piece we make is a one-off, ages old, unique piece of furniture.
We believe in re-cycling and re-using rather than dumping in landfill and constantly buying new.
We hunt down the best mix of eclectic pieces we can find that can be reworked and re-loved again.
As each one is scrubbed and cleaned we assess the best way to put it back together to make it exciting and useful – before being repaired, hand painted, waxed and buffed within an inch of its life.
The result is a cross between warehouse style industrial furniture and advertising from the early 20th century – you do get the feeling that you’ve stumbled upon something from an old movie set.
Whilst every one is different they all share the same raw simplicity of design. None are perfect, they all carry dents, scratches and repairs picked up over a long lifetime – but these help give them their own unique characters. If you are after ‘new’, this isn’t for you.
But if you are after something unique, Made in Sevenoaks and pretty darn funky, then this has your name written all over it.
Details of this particular chest
The top has French Line painted on it (very faded).
The front has Cie Gle TRANSATLANTIQUE NORMANDIE French Line Le Havre Southampton New York painted on.
Size is approximately 42cm – 16. 1/2 inches high, 56cm – 22 inches wide and 38cm – 15 inches deep.
Finished with Annie Sloan Dark Wax.
The inside is unpainted.
There is old French Paris Match from the 1950’s lining the inside of the lid.
There are several holes, dints, dents and scratches as you would expect from a piece this age with repairs evident to the top. For the best description please see the pics.
There is a steel handle to each end with ‘With Care’ painted on – there are the remnants of a label to one end.
There are steel corner plates on all sides.
There are 4 steel hairpin legs – the legs are 10cm or 4 inches tall
Please treat your piece carefully, like a fine piece of furniture – use coasters for cups and hot drinks, otherwise you are likely to mark the waxed surface.
Free Postage in the UK via Parcelforce 24 hour service – *Highlands, Islands and NI will incur a surcharge I’m afraid – please get in touch to find out the price if you live in one of these areas
5000 g


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