An original 20th century Tool Box / Trunk which I have up cycled into a CUNARD BAGGAGE MASTER small 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 ‘CUNARD WHITE STAR 1941’ logo on it.
The front has ‘BAGGAGE MASTER’ painted on with remnants of a CUNARD label
Size is approximately 46cm – 18 inches high, 64cm – 25 inches wide and 30cm – 12 inches deep.
The Black steel hairpin legs are 20cm or 8 inches tall
The lid is lined with an old newspaper with adverts from 1939 including one for Cunard White Star Line.
Annie Sloan Graphite has been used to paint the chest and finished with Annie Sloan Dark Wax.
The inside is painted black
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 keyhole to the front but no key I’m afraid and a steel handle to each end.
Each end has ‘DECK A’ painted on.
The lid is held open by way of a brass chain.
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.
*Please note – if we are posting this to you, we may unscrew the legs and place them inside the trunk for ease and safety of packaging.
The bolts and legs can easily be attached again using a cross head /phillips screwdriver.
No overseas postage at the moment I’m afraid as the chest is heavy and bulky and the freight costs would be prohibitive