c.19th Scrumble Painted Pine Chest


Date of manufacture: 1800s


Period: 19th Century


Condition: Used


Materials: Pine Materials: pine, steel, paint, original paint, ‘scumble effect’ chippy paint.


Place of origin United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland


Dimensions: H16 inch high 41cm, W33 inch 84cm , D:18 inch wide 45cm.


A lovely antique C19th pine chest with hinged lid and original lock just needs a key ( easily sourced). In its original painted, faux scumble paint finish, fantastic age and patina, Internally it is lined it still has its original blue star paper lining instact.


The hand painted scumble finish was designed to mimic more expensive imported timbers and used by provincial cabinet makers. This is a rare survivor in the original paint, as most of these were stripped back to pine in the 1970s and 80s.


Trunks or portmanteaus were made sturdy for long journeys with locks to hold valuables by rail or sea, Place this beautifully worn down decorative wooden chest in your space to create instant character and class .


There are signs of use splits and nicks  and small areas rubbed off paint whch are all part of its age and character, expected for a  trunk which is ovoer 120+ years old.


A similar chest I have sold was made by:

The Brighton Trunk Warehouse

D Rowland Smith

Trunk Portmanteau Manufacturer

119 Western Road



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