Pig Skin Trunk

An original pig skin portable trunk with internal wardrobe, of English origin, circa 1930s…


SKU: RC01089.
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Product Description

A stunning Art Deco trunk…

Dating to earlier part of the 20th century, circa 1930s,  this is a great example of a portable trunk with interior wardrobe. Made by Rev Robe of England, this particular piece is made from vulcanized hard fibre and covered in pigskin. Complemented with steel and chrome fittings, this is such an elegant throw back to the Art Deco period. The trunk is lightweight, hard wearing and is suitable for its original purpose as a wardrobe, or for many other functions such as a coffee table, or display piece

Structurally the entire piece is in fine condition. The interior houses a chrome hanging rail with 11 original wooden coat hangers and a ‘silk effect’ lining and straps designed to hold ones clothing in place. Inside is clean and tidy, featuring all of the original elements in a ‘creamy/light Brown’ colour. Given its age, there are a few tatty areas and of course it smells a little wiffy, but nothing that is detrimental to its overall look and feel, and nothing that couldn’t be cleaned or freshened up. Outside, the patina is wonderful (formed from the knocks and bruises from frequent travel) and the best bit; the array of sticker labels showing where this beautiful piece has traveled. Liverpool, Ohio and across Europe to name just a few…

We are offering this piece in ‘as found’ condition, therefore there is natural wear and tear. The trunk is in great condition structurally and can still be used functionally. The overall condition is a little tatty with surface scuffs and abrasions, and in general a weathered patina. We love how it currently looks and it oozes charm and authenticity. Please do study the photos to help with your analysis as it would be hard to highlight all imperfections…

Please note : The trunk perfectly closes and locks together, yet the original key is not present…

Dimensions : Depth : 23cm, Width : 48cm, Height : 63cm

Condition : Structurally good, some surface scars and scratches, a little dirty and tatty in places, weathered patina, a little wiffy, but nothing that couldn’t be freshened up

Postage : Large Item £15 or local collection

You can view this product in our Ralph & Co. showroom in Burwell, Cambridgeshire, CB25 0AA

We are open Fridays and Saturdays 9am to 5pm or personal viewing is available via appointment. Please do get in touch 07592 534 977

Additional Information

Dimensions 23 x 48 x 63 cm