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Vintage Wooden Chests, Trunks & Boxes

Scaramanga specialises in authentic original stylish antique, vintage and old storage chests, storage boxes and chests of drawers. We have over 200 in all shapes and sizes, colours and varieties of wood. Whether you are looking for a wooden chest, a treasure chest for your little pirates or a storage chest for clothes or a blanket chest for bed linen. Chests and boxes are very versatile pieces of furniture. They can be used in every room or space in your home. Or a wooden storage trunk, wooden storage boxes, wooden toy chest for toys or a steamer trunk, pirate's chest, blanket chest, toy chest, vintage wooden trunk we are sure we have the perfect piece for you. Our storage chests and boxes work well in bedrooms at the end of a bed or as a bedside table in living rooms as side tables or coffee tables or in the office for storage. We stock one of the largest ranges of trunks and chests in the UK with over 200 available to buy online or take away from our Cupar and Edinburgh vintage furniture stores. Each chest or box is carefully restored by expert craftsmen and carpenters. All our antique chests and boxes have a history and story of their own and we try to keep as much of their aged character and patina as we can, which means each is unique. Our antique chests and boxes have starred in several blockbuster films: Tim Burton's Dark Shadows, The Legend Of Tarzan and Disney's Dumbo and Maleficent 1 and 2, Abdul and Victoria as well as many TV period dramas. Our wooden storage chests and trunks have also been acquired by museums and educational institutions across the world. We spend a lot of time searching for unusual wooden chests and boxes. Our favourite chests are made from teak. We love wooden boxes that look plain from the outside, but when opened reveal lots of compartments of varying sizes and shapes, even secret compartments. Popular storage chests are made from teak a good tropical hardwood usually found in Burma, Indonesia and India. We also have wooden chests made from oak, rosewood, camphorwood, elm, beech, pine and many more woods. Our expert restorers use traditional tools and techniques to ensure our boxes will last fr another generation. We never over restore a chest so it looks new or as if it has never been used. Historical repair work is very visible, but look part of the storage chest. We minimise the use of new woods, preferring to use wood reclaimed from salvaged furniture. Most of our wooden chests have were made using dovetail joints, which means they are stronger than simple mortice or butted joints. Teak is a very durable and strong tropical hardwood, that's water and pest resistant. What we like to call a 'super-wood'. Our boxes range in age from the early c19th to the late 1900s. Spanning from luxurious Georgian chests to simple farm storage crates.


 

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