Restoration Hardware Timothy Oulton’s Richards’ Trunk Coffee Table – Aluminum. Original Price: $3,025
Design Plus Gallery presents a Richards’ Trunk Coffee Table by Restoration Hardware. After seemingly circling the globe, a canvas-clad steamer trunk landed at a famed European antiques market. It was battered and worn, but its careful construction and handsome detailing marked it as bespoke luggage, crafted in early 20th-century England for a traveler of discerning taste (a traveler whose name – according to the brass plate mounted above the latch – was Tom Richards). Plucked from potential obscurity, the trunk made its way to the workshop of Timothy Oulton, where it was painstakingly dismantled, every pin removed and measured, every hinge and brace scrutinized. And from that well-made, well-traveled trunk, a collection was born. This polished aluminum version was inspired by the gleaming nose cones and fuselages of mid-20th-century aircraft, clad in a patchwork of polished aluminum panels accented with exposed steel screws. Each piece is constructed in precisely the same manner as the original and aged to look as if it’s seen epic journeys of its own. Wood frames are clad in polished aluminum, accented with steel screws. Aluminum has a matte finish that’s lightly distressed for a vintage look; intentional nicks, dings, small scratches and other imperfections are to be expected and add to the character and uniqueness of each item. Braced with strips of aged solid wood trimmed with antiqued brass. Fitted with decorative leather handles and corner protectors. Equipped with brass luggage latches. Black canvas-lined interior, features 2 hidden canvas-lined drawers that open on either side. Visible and minor wear from usage + age. This is a discontinued model.