A fantastic original 20th century Tumbler Crate which I have up cycled into a Coffee Table Storage Unit – 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
Lovely looking Original Crate with beautiful patina for carrying 6 Doz Tumblers from the factory
The Crate has ‘PORTER WRIGHT & CO LTD’ painted on both sides, one side is more legible than the other (see pics)
Each end has 6 Doz Tumblers and a makers mark from ‘Foxon & Robinson – Sheffield’ – see pics
Size is approximately 40cm – 15. 3/4 inches high, 98cm – 38 1/2 inches wide and 52cm – 20 1/2 inches deep.
The height includes the four steel hairpin legs which are 20cm or 8 inches tall
The inside is in original unpainted condition and is clean – a great space for all those bits and bobs that gather around the living room
There are several holes, dints, dents and scratches as you would expect from a piece this age. For the best description please see the pics.
There are built in handle holes to each end.
The lid does not have a stay, you need to hold the lid as you open it.
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.
Pick up only please