Steamer Trunk Wardrobe

A beautiful original steamer trunk wardrobe with hanging rail, circa 1920s…

SKU: RC01050.

Product Description

A stunning steamer trunk wardrobe…

Dating to earlier part of the 20th century, circa 1920s,  this is a great example of a portable steamer trunk with interior wardrobe. Made by McBrine Baggage of Canada, this particular piece is made from five-ply construction (cross banded plywood), covered in vulcanized hard fibre and complemented with brass studs and fittings. The handles are genuine leather and this finishes off what is a heavy, hard wearing trunk 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. Painted in a Dark Blue/Black, the wardrobe houses three interior shelves (or drawers) and 11 wooden coat hangers on a chrome hanging rail. Inside is clean and features all of the original elements finished with a light Blue material and a dark Blue patterned finish in areas. Given its age, there are a few tatty areas and of course it smells a little old, 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. England, Paris and New York to name 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 looks as is, but this could also form a nice restoration project for someone. 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 : 40cm, Width : 50cm, Height : 90cm

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 : Heavy Item £25 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 40 x 50 x 90 cm