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Vintage Restored Trunk/Chest "Herrings In Tomato Sauce" - Arte Povera - 1

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Vintage Restored Trunk/Chest "Herrings In Tomato Sauce"

Vintage restored trunk chest coffee table.

Size: W69cm x D37cm x H34cm approx.

Weight: 11Kgs.

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

The trunk was missing the bottom and the hinges were missing some screws. It also needed a few repairs here and there.

I made the bottom using pallet wood and stained it a dark walnut handmade stain to match the trunk's colour as close as possible. I then replaced the missing screws recycling some I had left for another trunk.

The trunk showed signs of old woodworm. It didn't seem to be affected by it anymore nevertheless I decided to treat it extensively for woodworm to avoid any further occurrence.


Once I made the necessary repairs 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 closing mechanism. It also still has "Herrings in Tomato Sauce" printed on the front and the back.

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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