Victorian leather camphorwood ottoman
This Victorian leather camphorwood ottoman was made circa 1870, and commissioned by an officer for his service in the East. NOW SOLD
Originally, this antique trunk was made to transport an officer’s uniforms, and personal effects around the British Empire.
The reason this Victorian ottoman was made of camphor wood, was to keep moths and insects away from the clothes carried inside.
It has leather bound protective corners, which were put into the frame to help the chest withstand the rigours of being transported around the world.
We have used our own craftsmen to upholster and deep button the top in fine antiqued leather, originally it would have been a wooden lid. The leather is hand dyed and then our antique finish is applied by hand.
When you lift the lid it opens to reveal a full storage area.
As you lift the lid by the brass loop handle your senses are filled with the delicate perfume of the Camphor wood.
Imagine if this Victorian leather camphorwood ottoman could retell the stories of the journeys and adventures it has been through. It could have been transported around the North West frontier, other parts of the British Empire in the East or even around China during the Boxer rebellion.
This Camphorwood ottoman can be used in many places around your home. You can be use it as a hall-seat, imagine sitting on it as you slip on your shoes. In a bedroom at the end of the bed or in a bay. It would also be a fantastic coffee table or just as occasional seating in a bay window of a lounge or drawing room
110cms wide (43ins)
61cms wide (24ins)
50cms high (19 1/2ins)
All dimensions are approximate
We can arrange delivery nationwide or we can obtain a quote for it to be shipped overseas
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