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Antique steamer trunk, handpainted flat top trunk, shipping trunk, canvas bound Turkistan, Port of Glasgow, 1883, unique rustic coffee table

  • $70000 CAD

An amazing hand painted travel chest, sea trunk or steamer chest. The image of the 'Turkistan' featuring prominently on the top of the chest, the date '1883' in the corners and 'Port of Glasgow' on the front of the lid. This would make an excellent decorative storage piece, an amazing coffee table or movie / TV/ Theater / photography prop piece.

The Turkistan was a sailing vessel, built by Russell & Co, in Port Glasgow. She was a 3 masted iron sailing ship, built to haul cargo. She was launched on the 15th of December 1883 and finally broken up in 1924. (Info via

The painting is beautifully done and in good condition, the leather edges and corners are in used, but good order with great patina, the closure straps work but will not be able to stand up to rough handling. The leather strap to the front has been broken (could be removed as it has no real purpose). The inside with some spotting on the hinge, the newspaper has been glued into the body. The heavy leather handles on each side are intact and still strong and the structural integrity is good.

It has wooden runners underneath, so adding legs or casters to this item would be possible.

Size: 84 x 49 x 32.5 cm // 33 x 19.3 x 12.8 inches, weight: 8 kg

*****I have another hand painted trunk in green:******

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