Here for sale is a fantastic antique bentwood hat box. Made from steamed plywood and stamped with the makers name, Venesta. We believe it to date from the 1920s. Unfortunately there is no lid.

From 1897 Luterma was the trade name for products made by the A.M. Luther Woodworking Company for Mechanical Woodworking (founded 1877) in Tallin, Estonia. Luterma was one of, if not the, most important manufacturers of plywood and plywood products in Europe in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. 

The Venesta Plywood Company, founded in 1908, was Luterma’s U.K. distributor, ‘Venesta’ is a combination of the words ‘veneers’ and ‘Estonia’. From 1897 Luterma was the trade name for products made by the A.M. Luther Woodworking Company for Mechanical Woodworking which was founded in 1877,  in Tallin, Estonia. Luterma was one of, if not the, most important manufacturers of plywood and plywood products in Europe in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The Venesta Plywood Company, founded in 1908, was Luterma’s U.K. distributor.

Condition

The lid is missing. There is a repair to the leather strap to the front. Some historical woodworm. Shows signs of wear and tear as it is old and has been used, but only adds to its character. Great decorative item which would look fantastic in any home or business interior.

Please look at photos closely as they form part of the item description.

Dimensions

39.5 cm diameter, 28 cm height

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Antique 1920s Venesta Bentwood Plywood Hat Box Made in Estonia No Lid

£45.00Price

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