If you are considering buying an antique chest, you may want to consider vintage chests. Many trunks also have a small brass handle.
Antique trunks were originally designed as luggage for long journeys. Old trunks have long been used for storage. These trunks date back to Victorian times, and many examples are upholstered in leather or studded fur. Its timeless appeal is a sure bet for a home or office. You can also use a vintage chest as a trendy coffee table by adding a distressed wood sideboard. The best thing about old trunks is that their signs of use add to their charm.