Homegirl London finds vintage storage trunks. I just love antique trunks which are perfect to use as a storage chest come coffee table or side table. It’s fun shopping for vintage treasures, whether you pop along to an auction, bid online or by telephone. The best way to track down adorable vintage storage trunks and brilliant reproductions is by using the Barnebys Auction Search Engine which is where I found all these amazing pieces.
Union Hardwood Leather and Brass Bound Box Trunk
Authentic Vintage Storage Trunks
Who could resist the union hardwood, leather and brass bound box trunk? This trunk has been refurbished by Randall Barbera. It features hand-stitched leather bindings and handles, matching twin belts and beautiful brass hardware. This is a great storage option for keeping all your valuable family heirlooms locked away. It can also double up a coffee table and is perfect for traditional style interiors. The price £1300 from Viyet and the product code is STO-23667-8265.
Union Hardwood Leather and Brass Bound Box Trunk
This studded and leather covered softwood trunk is a fabulous antique French example. It is beautifully distressed from natural wear and tear since its creation in the early 18th century. The leather has a rich, deep and varied patina which complements the decorative studs. It bears the initials M. F. which makes this piece intriguing. It’s a substantial enough size to make a statement, but compact enough to be placed on a table or sideboard allowing easy display opportunities. It is purchased from a private collection. The auction ends 25 November 2016 and is from Catawiki, lot 434865216 if you’re interested in buying it.
French Studded and Leather Covered Softwood Trunk
This mid-century Japanese riveted aluminium military aviator trunk is ideal for an industrial style apartment or contemporary interiors. The utilitarian design features leather handles on the sides for ease of movement. Open to find it has been lined with paper inside. It comes with a heavy weight working Atlas padlock and key so you can store all your valuables inside. It is available via Barbera Randall at Viyet, £730. The product code is STO-18408-8265 should you be interested.
Mid-Century Japanese Riveted Aluminium Military Aviator Trunk
The 1970s eclectic brass box table is perfect for sitting next to your armchair or bed for a reading lamp and a place to rest your mug of tea. It has been cleverly designed in the style of an antique trunk. Key features are the rivets along with a handsome lock and useful carry handles. It has been made from brass which has been highly polished so will certainly brighten up your room. It’s in great condition, expect a few minor dents and scratches but that adds to the charm. This box has been curated by Richard Parlow at Viyet, £240 and the product code is TAB-18742-10777.
1970s Eclectic Brass Box Table
Reproduction Vintage Storage Trunks
If you’d prefer a reproduction style, this oak bound slate grey canvas cabin trunk is stunning. The trunk has been inspired by the first edition Louis Vuitton Trianon series C from 1854. It has been constructed from birch plywood with a grey painted canvas exterior. Decoration is in the form of oak slats held in place with solid brass holds and edge guards. Finished with a full wrap leather belt and solid brass buckle, it’s super stylish. With hand stitched leather handles, you can carry the trunk with ease. Inside you’ll find a white interior with a padded lid. It’s from Randall Barbera at Viyet, £4100 and the product code is STO-23666-8265.
Oak Bound Slate Grey Canvas Cabin Trunk
My final pick is this top of the range Cortina Trunk by a company called Royal Trunk. I love this luggage style storage piece which is the ultimate in luxury. The design harks back to the roaring twenties which features polished Italian walnut wood and top grain calf leather. It has been fixed with wheels on the base for ease of movement which is very handy. You get four drawers featuring ‘blumotion’ and two hand pulls per compartment. It’s a sensational investment piece for a fashionable city pad. The price is £11,300 from Artemest.
Italian Walnut Wood and Calf Leather Cortina Trunk
Buy Vintage Storage Trunks
If you love these vintage and reproduction trunks and want to discover any other art, antiques or collectibles then you must check out the Barnebys Website. It’s the leading search engine dedicated to tracking down all things wonderful. You will find more than half a million items listed from over 1600 auction houses across the world. If you’re new to the world of auctions, don’t worry because the website is easy to navigate. You can find what you’re looking for using their customised search tools, whether that’s by price or auction location. The search alert function is fantastic if you want to snap up a must have piece of jewellery or furniture. You can use the favourites function to ensure that you don’t miss the end of an item’s auction. It’s fun and fabulous so take a look at the website and buy something amazing, you deserve it!
Author: Homegirl London. Photographs: Courtesy of Barnebys. Disclosure: This is a sponsored feature.