It was handed down through family members until it ended up with my grandmother. It had been painted white when it was used as my mother's glory box, and was later painted black to give it a 'modern look' (cringe).
|The chest when I got it from my Grandmother|
When I was 21 I asked my grandmother if I could have it and set about stripping it back to bare timber. It had become damaged over the years and my grandfather had replaced some of the timber around the top edge. He also made two storage boxes that sit inside the chest.
|The Chest Today|
|Clapham Common covered in Snow|
This chest has travelled with me from Melbourne, to Sydney, to Brisbane, to London and back to Brisbane. I love the worn timber and hand spliced rope handles. I love the history that belongs to this chest and I hope that one day my children will feel the same way about it as I do.
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