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Fantastic RARE! Fully Restored Medium Size All Metal with Oak Slats 100 to 125 Year Old Dome Top Antique Chest with Unusual Lock - #111

Note the holes punched into the chest - these are from when the passenger shipping address tickets were nailed onto the chest. Very similar to today's check-in luggage tickets when boarding a jet liner, except 100 years ago they nailed them onto the chest. At some unknown date the rear hinges have previously been re-secured from their original position.

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Large Treasure Chest #111, front view Pirate Chest #111 open view



Antique Chest #111 Pirate Chest #111 open lift out tray



captains Sea Chest #111 closed front view captains Sea Chest #109 victorian lithograph



Antique Chest #111 shows holes perfect bridal trusseau #111 left side



 
Antique All Metal and Oak Slat Dome Top #111
Medium Size Nautical Chest, All Metal Body in a Rose and Black color with Oak Straps
 
Antique Medium Size Dome Top Chest 111
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Affordable Medium Size size 26"L x 15"W x 18"H
Includes original wooden lift out tray and new leather handles. Very unusual and unique double lock. This chest has been around and well used.
 
$595. Sold!
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Rare 1880 to Early 1890's Photograph of Antique Trunk Factory and Workers Using Albumen Silver Print Method, Mounted to a Period Board Which Dates The Photo
Note the Flatop and Two Monitor or Waterfall Trunks, Each Being Individually Unique at the Very Time of Production.
 
antique trunk factory workers
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We all romanticize about the mystique of these antique trunks. The possible owners and travels that each steamer trunk has taken, along with the high level of detailed craftsmanship in the original production of each and every steamer trunk with that individualized character giving both intrinsic and non-intrinsic value.
 
However the truth of the matter is that the majority of these trunks were made towards the middle to end of the 19th century just at the dawning of the industrial revolution here in America when there were no child labor laws or protections. This rare photo clearly illustrates at least 3 generations of owners and workers, ages appearing to range from pre-teen/adolescent, teens/early adult, through middle to old age!
It was a common practice that loyal and productive craftsmen would be allowed to bring their children to work with them to learn a craft, so many of the children in this photograph were more than likely sons of the men shown.
 
Note the adolescent factory workers on top row! Note that there are no women in the photo! This is due to the fact that at that time "proper" women did not work outside of the home, certainly not in a factory. Everybody appears to look pretty stern, having on their arms crossed and "work" faces put on.
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