Antique Explorer's Portmanteau, English, Canvas, Travel, Trunk, Chest, Victorian

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Material Canvas
Room Living Room
Period 19th Century
Width (cm) 72.00
Depth (cm) 41.00
Height (cm) 40.50
Dimensions H 40.5 cm x W 72 cm x D 41 cm
Product Code ‌KCLF505

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This is an antique explorer's portmanteau. An English, canvas travel trunk or coat chest dating to the early Victorian period, circa 1850. A superb, fascinating early Victorian piece Displays a desirable aged patina Quality canvas finish in good original order Brass bound frame for superior stability — perfect for touring Stout lid opens at three-quarter point on inset hinges Brass clasp with working lock and square backing plate — key present Dressed with drop handles on riveted iron backing plates Interior decorated with lining paper featuring a continuous star pattern Hand painted decoration on the lid from time spent in Madras Front featuring the initials JP and 2, with a label for Peninsula & Oriental Steam Navigation Co. Label to side shows passage from Bombay to London on the P & O.S.N. Co. line Bright green maker's label inside for J. Powell of London — makers and repairers of trunks This is a delightful antique portmanteau, with appealing three-quarter lid. Solid joints and construction, delivered ready for the home. Dimensions: Max width 72cm (28.25'') Max depth 41cm (16.25'') Max heigh: 40.5cm (16'') We offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee with all of our antiques.

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