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1939 Vintage Chest/Trunk Coffee Table - Arte Povera - 1

Arte Povera

1939 Vintage Chest/Trunk Coffee Table

1939 vintage trunk chest coffee table restored.

Size: W66cm x D40cm x H26cm approx.

Weight: 12Kgs.

I found this vintage wooden trunk in a market in need of some restoration and a lot of tlc.

The trunk was covered in green paint, which was pealing off so I first sanded it down extensively and then strip it further with paint strip. Most of the original paint has gone but there is still some here and there, which I left to maintain its character. I then gave the trunk 2 coats of medium brown stain to bring it back to its original colour

I also painted the inside a vintage green colour to give it a cleaner and fresher look.

The trunk still retains its original cast iron hinges, handles and a metal strip all around the bottom to protect it.

The date is carved at the bottom of the trunk in the outside. Unfortunately the top of the trunk is made of plywood, which means it must have been replaced at some point.

I think this trunk would look great in any room adding a touch of rustic and quirkiness to any space as well as providing good storage.


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