The antique wooden steamer trunk accent table is in very good condition. An antique trunk accent coffee table with a distressed, worn, and rustic appearance was the desired goal for this piece.
Great effort was put into this wooden chest to keep as much of the original fasteners and trim pieces as possible. The trunk originally had a canvas material glued over the pine-wood main body. After the covering was removed, it left a gorgeous black residue that has the appearance of tiny black dots. Since the oak slats running across the trunk was not covered by the canvas material, there is a gorgeous contrast in the wood.
While the distressed and rustic appearance is very gorgeous and attractive, a dusty and/or deteriorating surface is not healthy and will not stand up over time. So, the exterior was covered with several coats of clear polyurethane. The polyurethane seals in the gorgeous distressed and worn appearance without having the dusty and rusty residue of aged materials. In addition, the polyurethane was allowed to cure for over a year to make sure the appearance held up over time and to allow potential odors to dissipate. Even though polyurethane has a shiny appearance while being applied, after awhile it can sometimes soak almost completely into the wood.
Also, while old trunk lids in general raise up and down, over time the fasteners can become worn as they are older and may not have been designed for consistent day to day use. Hence, the fasteners holding the hinges on were replaced with actual nuts and bolts. Also, some of the metal trim pieces - not visible when the lid is closed - were very worn and aged. The worn appearance also made them sharper in the corners. So, the edges were flattened as much as possible.
There is a working latch on each side of the front of the trunk. The center closure was left intact but does not fully close. The top part of the latch has a tiny bit of movement as the little corner fastener is missing. Please note that since the closures were also covered in polyurethane, they may be harder to open and close until they receive some wear. As far as kid friendliness is concerned, the closures are probably a little hard at first for kids to open - which can be a good thing.
The interior had a very worn paper covering that was simply removed. The brown backing to the paper in still intact in some places. While at first the plan was to reline the interior with a popular decorative pattern, the decision was made to simply leave it unfinished. There are places where polyurethane dropped or soak through to the interior. However, the interior was not completely covered in polyurethane.
This gorgeous antique trunk coffee table is intact and ready to be used. There are places where patina has left a gorgeous copper brown color and there are places where the black has been scratched up - mainly on the bottom. There are places in the wood where residue has caused it to change colors and there are chips and/or cracks in the wood. All of these aged and worn places come together to make this trunk accent table truly special and certainly unique.
The decorative possibilities for this gorgeous antique steamer trunk accent table are many. The entryway or living area would be enhanced by this gorgeous wooden treasure as a decorative accent table. This would make a great coffee table to be used as-is or a glass top could be added at a later time. Also, the bedroom would welcome this beautiful wooden chest for its decorative and storage possibilities. This would be a great stand or accent table for rooms with limited space. The top is big enough to hold a DVD player and TV. In addition, this would be a great future project piece in which one can install their own custom interior.
The collector will appreciate this gorgeous antique steamer trunk for its very good condition and distressed rustic - but clean - appearance.
Please note that after shipping and especially if the trunk is simply going to remained in the closed position, it is recommended to place a few charcoal briquettes or baking soda inside the trunk to soak up potential odors.
The antique wooden steamer trunk accent/coffee table weighs approximately 47 pounds.
The gorgeous distressed and rustic wooden truck accent table measures approximately 38 15/16" wide x 22.75" deep x 24.5" tall - including the metal corners.
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Antique Wooden Steamer Trunk Brown and Black Industrial Country Western Coffee Table Upcycled Distressed Rustic Wood Storage Chest
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Estimated shipping times
North America : 3 - 5 business days
Europe : 7 - 10 business days
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