Below you will find all of the antique pine blanket boxes we currently have for sale. If the box is currently in the bare wood, the price shown includes wax polishing and any restoration required.
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Ideal for the living room to use as a coffee table or for the bedroom. We usually have some in the bare wood and some polished. Most of the boxes we sell are genuine old pieces although we very occasionally find good reproductions.
It will be clear in the photos and description whether a piece is waxed or stripped (in the bare wood). If it is in the bare wood and you would like to purchase it as it is please let us know and we will reduce the price accordingly. If currently in the bare wood the prices shown include wax polishing and any restoration required. If painted then price is for the piece as it is. Please use the CONTACT FORM button towards bottom of page on left if you have any questions.
The original purpose of the larger boxes was usually to store blankets and sheets etc. Some of the boxes we find have a small compartment inside. This was commonly used to store candles or sometimes soap.
The locks of the boxes may or may not be working. It is obviously very normal for keys to go missing, or for locks to break, especially on the Victorian boxes as these were often made from soft brass. If it is important to you have a working lock and key please let us know as we can sometimes repair or fit new locks if required.
If the box has carrying handles, these may or may not be able to support the weight. I always make a point of not carrying the piece by the handles.
The flat top boxes tend to make ideal coffee tables and we do sell an aweful lot for this purpose.
Larger chests were often made and given as wedding presents, hense 'Marriage Chests'. These were often very elaborately painted and usually with the date of the wedding, and sometimes with the initials of the bride and groom. When I find nice examples of these I like to keep them in the original paintwork.
All of these boxes can be seen in our warehouse in Haddenham, Bucks, 35 mins from Oxford, just an hour from London.