A Beach Cottage Coastal Vintage Trunk

Fri 4th, Dec, 2015

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Helloooooo beach cottage ladies… a recent vintage find and in the Seafollly Collection in our shop.

I do love a good trunk or two, they always come with a real feel of history about them and, for me, they  are very precious as most of them you come across here in Australia seem to have come with people from overseas as they started a new life Down Under…it’s not an easy move and I say that as a new citizen who came here by plane and had the benefits of internet to make the road a bit smoother….can you imagine coming here after the war as an immigrant, many did not speak the language, it’s a LONG way from anywhere and even phoning home was a whole lot harder than talking to someone on the other side of the world is on Skype nowadays…

You don’t often find them with the original travel stickers intact…this one was obviously a bit well to do and came First Class by way of the Cunard Line

Anyhoooo be seeing you


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old coastal sea trunk for sale sydney vintage coastal finds abeachcottage.com



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8 Responses to “A Beach Cottage Coastal Vintage Trunk”

  1. Mandy meza says:

    Are you not tempted to keep this beauty,I would be…

  2. Vicki says:

    Very special! Do you have any idea about its history? Cunard label might help date it. But I am not an expert, just interested in the romanticism of early cruise ships. Years ago I went to a big event on the Cunard ship Queen Mary in San Diego harbor where it was permanently docked. The scale of the interior ballroom, the painting and carving…architecture was incredible.

    • Sarah says:

      I’ve done a quick bit of research but couldn’t find out much – the sticker is very old. I love the idea of early ships and immigration too xxix

      • Vicki says:

        I googled it too, and saw mostly stickers with “Cunard White Star” which reflects merger of the two companies in 1938-1949 (according to Professor Wikipedia). Wonder if your trunk took its voyage prior to 1938? It would be awesome to know when and what ship it was on. Thanks for rescuing this little history mystery!

  3. merilyn says:

    nice sarah!
    my grandma came from Nottinghamshire in 1911 and she was just 16! I still have her metal hat trunk/box!
    and as a child we had a similar trunk to yours which stored our soft toys! … that was hers too! … but it’s vanished!
    love m:)X

  4. Hey Sarah! Like you, I love a nice vintage trunk and have three … including one that my great-grandmother brought out from England in 1901. It travelled to Rockhampton via ship, then by horse and cart to the Mackay area after she married my great-grandfather who worked as a ganger laying rail tracks in the Mackay area. (he came out from Germany several years before she left England.) The story is the trunk was also the baby’s cradle when my GGM and GGF lived in a tent beside the rails. It’s now home to a hug of bears! :0) Bear Hugs! KRIS xx