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Antique Travel Trunk, English, Tin, Shipping Chest, Wildman, Vice Consulate

Posted by London Fine Ltd

14 May, 2020

Antique Travel Trunk, English, Tin, Shipping Chest, Wildman, Vice Consulate


This is an antique travel trunk. An English, tin shipping chest in the name of T.B. Wildman, vice consulate for Great Britain in Punta Arenas, Chile and dating to the early 20th century, circa 1919.

Of historical interest and appeal
Displays a desirable aged patina, commensurate with age
Weathered tin evocative of T.B. Wildman's journeys across oceans and continents
Original paper labels provide further documentary interest

Dome-top lid operates smoothly on rear-mounted hinges
Shipping label to the right-hand side of the lid
Broad central beam and a pair of internal staves fortify the lid

Maker's mark stamped into the leading edge - S. Hunt & Sons, Ironmongers, Liverpool
Each side dressed with a loop handle for carriage
Left-hand handle featuring a repository label for Harvey Nichols in Bournemouth

This is a fascinating antique travel trunk with high appeal to collectors of historical importance or maritime enthusiasts. As useful today as it was 100 years ago. Delivered ready for the home.

Max Width: 65.5cm (25.75'')
Max Depth: 46cm (18'')
Max Height: 42.5cm (16.75'')

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Our Ref: 18.6210

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