Nautical and Nice

An early 20th-century camel-back steamer featuring pine wood composition reinforced with oak and brass and adorned with leather panels. An early 20th-century camel-back steamer featuring pine wood composition reinforced with oak and brass and adorned with leather panels.

This piece has a touch of the Long John Silver about it, and this booty sure has no junk in the trunk. The beautiful barrel-shaped lid of the trunk gives this piece its character.

A brown rattan trunk. This wicker trunk has brass hardware featuring a latch and handles with Greek key and bird etchings. The chest features a semi-gloss finish. A brown rattan trunk. This wicker trunk has brass hardware featuring a latch and handles with Greek key and bird etchings. The chest features a semi-gloss finish.

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Rattan pieces can evoke the coasts of Cornwall as well as the exotics of tropical-inspired interiors.

For the well-travelled

A faux crocodile trunk. This decorative trunk features brass-tone hardware and rivets, snap closure, brown felt lined interior, and a wooden base with four bun feet. A faux crocodile trunk. This decorative trunk features brass-tone hardware and rivets, snap closure, brown felt lined interior, and a wooden base with four bun feet.

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It's no design secret that in recent years, Louis Vuitton trunks have had a renaissance. Each vintage Vuitton tells a different story with each monogram, lock and lining. Thanks to this, other travel trunks have become incredibly popular forms of statement storage.

A circa 1950’s vintage trunk. This trunk features a wood and metal frame with a golden orange colored vinyl cloth covering, wood braces with decorative brass brackets and locks. A circa 1950’s vintage trunk. This trunk features a wood and metal frame with a golden orange colored vinyl cloth covering, wood braces with decorative brass brackets and locks.

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A John Pound & Co square top hat trunk. This trunk is made of British bridle leather with green and white painted stripes, studded corners, and monogrammed “E.G.” on the top of the box near the handle. A small metal plate above the lock is engraved with the John Pound & Co makers mark. A John Pound & Co square top hat trunk. This trunk is made of British bridle leather with green and white painted stripes, studded corners, and monogrammed “E.G.” on the top of the box near the handle. A small metal plate above the lock is engraved with the John Pound & Co makers mark.

When I feel heavy metal

A large Vietnam era storage trunk. The trunk has the original postage mark on the side. A large Vietnam era storage trunk. The trunk has the original postage mark on the side.

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Think lofts, open-plan high rises with industrial lighting and exposed brickwork. These spaces are calling out for heavy-metal trunks.

All trunks featured are up for auction at Everything But the House. Check out the full catalogue here.

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