Canvas on softwood trunk by Grindlay

Canvas on softwood trunk by Grindlay

Maker / Retailer


A canvas on softwood trunk with brass studs to the edges and iron carrying handles.

The interior of the Trunk has a paper label for Grindlay & Co. Ltd. Grindlay were well established Army Agents and Bankers who would facilitate your travel to the east and take care of your financial needs whilst there. They were founded in 1828 as Leslie and Grindlay, with a change in name to Grindlay, Christian and Matthews in 1839 before becoming Grindlay and Company in 1843. Their services also included organising voyages, collecting and shipping baggage and providing supplies of all descriptions manufactured under their superintendence. Their business carried on throughout most of the 19th Century and into the 20th. There offices in London were 16 Cornhill, 8 St. Martins Place and 54 Parliament Street. They were also well positioned in India with agents in Calcutta, Bombay, Simla, Delhi, New Delhi, Lahore, Lahore Cantoment, Peshawar City, Peshwar Cantonment & Quetta. National Provincial Bank Ltd acquired Grindlay in 1924 but ran it as a separate Limited Company.

The trunk interior is lined with over printed paper and the lid held open with webbing. The trunk can be dated to after 1926, the year it opened offices in Pashwar but has a much earlier feel to it. Early to mid 20th century.


Height 45.7 cm / 18 "
Width 83.79 cm / 33 "
Depth 45.7 cm / 18 "

Early to mid 20th century.


Canvas on softwood




Grindlay label


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