Pressed Victorian Uniform Trunk / Chest


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First quarter 20th Century

United Kingdom

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Black Metal Banded and Pressed Victorian Uniform Trunk / Chest, Original Condition

A black metal uniform trunk / chest with three sets of banding, capped corners and elaborate locks surviving from the late Victorian period presented in very much desirable untouched condition. So exciting to find a trunk that is historically tainted, showing its past gracefully and with paintwork of rich patination.

The trunk is, we suppose you would say, presented in “attic condition” with numerous scuffs, several marks to the original black paint with a few paper luggage labels marked South Africa still attached. The trunk with its ridged banding, capped corners, numerous carry handles and three rather hefty locks makes us think it belonged to a higher ranking officer and certainly takes it out of the usual run of the mill trunk. In addition, and adding character, it clearly bears the name L. D. Ford to the top central band. The interior, painted a light turquoise colour has a moveable shelf and is in a fair condition with a little light surface rusting along the edges, but nothing too scary. Overall the trunk is strong and robust bearing the usual battle scares having been shuffled from pillar to post…

It’s so good to find one of these trunks in an as found condition – so many are over painted or stripped and polished to a glossy lustre. A great looking, notable looking piece at a fair price we believe!

Dimensions – Overall: Height 20cm x Width 115cm x Depth 38cm

Martina an interior designer qualified from The Inchbald School of Design London partners up with Wayne an ardent gatherer in offering an attention-grabbing, appealing mix of British furniture and lighting from anywhere between 1750 -2000, of all genres. We have an ever-changing flow of interesting stock which works well for home, commercial spaces and interior designers.

When purchasing from us we include delivery in the purchase price and liaise with you to ensure delivery is as swift and as smooth as possible. Please call or email for quotes to Scotland, Northern Ireland and for World-wide shipping.


  • H: 20cm (7.87in)
  • W: 115cm (45.28in)
  • D: 38cm (14.96in)


First quarter 20th Century

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8 Callingwood Hall Farm
Callingwood Lane
Nr Tatenhill
DE13 9SH
United Kingdom


Billy Hunt is an independent partnership based in a wonderful Victorian Farming Buiding once used to stable Dray Horses for Bass Brewery and with the assistance of technology, enjoys serving customers nationally and internationally. The collaboration of successful Interior Designer Martina Reitbauer and Ardent Gatherer Wayne Lawless brings to you an exciting and ever evolving selection of items for your home which do not have the constraints of a particular era, no onus on any particular style or a brand agenda to respect.

We choose to source across the UK believing that the British Isles offers a splendid mix of fine quality, true eccentricity, creative design and exceptional craftsmanship which very few can equal.

We take pleasure in gathering pieces from country houses, time-worn factories and auctions travelling extensively to seek out the appealing. You will notice when viewing our collection, we are not afraid to evolve furniture, recognise the need to modernise but are also content to leave “as found” aiming to create a piece or pieces that are beautiful, distinctive and a delight to live with.

Our wish is to show you some wonderful items that you would love to own and offer a service which is personal, professional, considerate and a pleasurable experience. You are able to view our stock in person by appointment, just contact us to arrange a convenient time here.

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