An original 20th century Tool Box / Trunk which I have up cycled into an A C Doyle 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.
Talking of which if you do want your name written all over it, or perhaps you are after something in particular just get in touch and we will do our best to help. These would really lend themselves to retail display, props or wedding hire.
Details of this particular chest
The top has ‘A C Doyle’ painted on it.
The front has ‘Undershaw – Hindhead’ painted on.
Size is approximately 30cm – 12 inches high, 86.5cm – 34 inches wide and 39cm – 15. 1/2 inches deep.
Finished with Annie Sloan Dark Wax.
The inside is unpainted. There is a keyhole but no key.
There is an old map of the Surrey area including Godalming, Haslemere, Alton and Liphook lining the inside of the lid.
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 is a steel handle to each end.
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
No overseas postage at the moment I’m afraid as the chest is heavy and bulky and the freight costs would be prohibitive