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

Arte Povera

Vintage Trunk/Chest Coffee Table Restored

Vintage trunk coffee table restored.

Size: W66cm x D49cm x H36cm approx.

Weight: 16Kgs.

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

The trunk needed a good clean and I sanded it down extensively to bring it back to its original wooden colour. I then gave it 2 coats of bees wax to protect it.

The top of the trunk had a piece missing at the front, which I replaced with a small section of a reclaimed piece of timber, which I then stained to match the colour of the trunk as closely as possible.

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

Unfortunately the trunk was missing its original cast iron handle I therefore added 2 rope handles to ease transport but also to give it a further rustic look. The original cast iron hinges are still present and in perfect condition.

The trunk shows lots of signs of wear and tear and also the occasional rusted pin where the labels were fixed but I think it's to be expected being so old and also I think this only adds to its character.

I think that because of its size this trunk would work perfectly as a coffee table providing, plenty of storage while adding at the same time a touch of rustic quirkiness to any room.

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