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1940s Wooden Trunk Coffee Table Vintage - Arte Povera - 1

Arte Povera

1940s Wooden Trunk Coffee Table Vintage

Size: 0.85cm x 0.45cm x 0.32cm approx.
Weight: 15 Kgs.

Vintage wooden trunk coffee table 1940s restored.

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

When I started to sand it down I realized I was revealing a lot of the original writing.

I therefore decided to only sand it down gently, keeping its original paint and wtiting.

I painted the inside of the trunk a vintage dark green to give it a fresher look and added 2 ropes in the inside to keep the lid open and 2 on the sides to replace the missing handles.

Fortunately the trunk still retains its original metal closing mechanism and hinges.

I think that because of its size this trunk would be perfect as a coffee table, providing any room with a bit of quirkiness as well as handy storage.

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