Antique pine trunk coffee table with character!. The top layer is brown varnish or paint, with a blue colour showing through from underneath. When I first found this lovely chest I was going to strip it back to the old pine, but the patina and knocks and scratches give it such a character I decided to leave it exactly as it was found (with a good bit of cleaning, waxing and tlc of course!). If you don't like the look, then it would look fantastic stripped back to the original pine - the inside pic shows the colour.
It certainly has some age to it - I would say it was Victorian. The side handles are a bit rusty and one handle is broken as I have shown in the picture. There are some deep scratches and dents - a long scratch at the front and a chunk of wood missing from the back as shown in the photos, but I honestly love it because it shows its history.
I had a bit of a surprise when I found this chest. When I collected it from auction, I discovered that it was full to the brim with vintage children's books from the 1920s and 1930s. An unexpected treasure.
This lovely chest makes a perfect coffee table and has plenty of storage inside.
Height = 44cm
Length = 92cm
Width = 46cm
Price = £75.00 with free post and packing
Contents not included