Antique Early 20th Century Austrian Wardrobe Steamer Travel Trunk

A truly beautiful piece of luggage from a bygone era, this is a collector’s piece. This leather-trimmed travel trunk has been expertly designed to meet the needs of the early 20th century traveller. It hails from an Austrian store in Vienna called Zum Stock Im Eisen and dates from the turn of the early 1900s. Inside the trunk has two separate areas, both silk lined and with leather straps and buckles to keep your attire in place. The lid opens to reveal a fold-out section with hangers that can be removed and hung directly into a wardrobe once you reach your destination. In the case there are separate compartments for your top hat, shoes and other garments.  Each compartment can be secured with a leather belt to avoid any creases or movement whilst travelling. A wonderful, nostalgic item that’s increasingly hard to find, especially in this fantastic original condition and with its named provenance.

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SKU: M138


In stock


This is an original, used piece that is ‘sold as seen’.  It is a very good, used condition. We’ve lightly cleaned the piece inside and out but nothing too invasive to ensure its as it was. The outside of the trunk is solid with no real visible damage other than minor scuffs and marks. The leather on the outside is in generally good condition but is worn and has deteriorated in places. There is a lock on the case but unfortunately no key. Inside the chest the item is is very good order. The compartments, lining and leather straps are all functioning as they should. There is a small silk loop that supports the wardrobe cover that is missing (this is shown is our photos as the left hand side hangs down unlike the other side). It does not affect the use of the piece at all and could be easily repaired with a piece of cream ribbon. The silk lining does have some marks as would be expected of a piece of this age. They could probably be removed with careful and expert upholstery cleaning. Please browse all our photos for an accurate sense of the overall great condition of this piece. You would be very welcome to come and view too – just get in touch.

Questions? Please don’t hesitate to ask.

Base W: 47cm / Width: 77cm / H: 17cm

If you’re unable to collect, we can arrange delivery with some excellent delivery drivers who cover most of the UK mainland (please enquire for Scotland or remote addresses) that we have used many times before. They are reliable and insured. Their service does require some flexibility as they work to set routes so will specify the earliest date that they are next in your area. This is usually within 1-3 weeks.  Click for full details of the delivery service we can offer.