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A Perfect Gift For the Amateur or Professional Actor or Actress and Theater Museum Display Piece!! Rarest of the Rare - A Theatrical Trunk! This Large Size 100+ Year Old Antique Trunk Was Made Especially for Actors Doing Theater on The Travelling Road Shows So Prevalent During the Mid to Late 1800's! Restored in a Beautiful Chestnut Brown. This Anitque Trunk includes the Victorian Lithograph which was saved during the restoration, the Original Mirror on the bottom of the Folding Tray, New Leather Handles, and a Working Lock and Key! - #165

If you Were Looking For Something Rare as a Gift For Yourself or Someone Else, This is It! Especially If the Person is in the Field of Acting or similar Tradecraft!

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Rarest of the Rare! Actor's Theatrical Antique Steamer Trunk #165
100+ Year Old Theatrical Trunk beautifully restored in a chestnut brown, lots of oak straps on a pine body. Original Victorian Lithograph, New leather handles, and Working Lock and Key!

Note: This Unique Style Antique Trunk Was Used By Actor's and Actresses on The Theater Circuit During the Late 1800's! Perfect Gift for an Actor or Actress or Theatrical Museum!
Antique Trunk #165
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Large Size Antique Theatrical Steamer Trunk 34.5"L x 24"W x 24"H
VERY unique antique chest originally covered in canvas over a pine wood body with oak straps. The Pine Body and Oak Straps carefully hand sanded, hardware done in a brass/gold antique finish, completed with a coat of Spar Varnish! Note that this Theatrical Trunk was designed to hold everything an actor needed on a road show! A mirror to put on makeup, drawers and shelves to hold costumes, wigs and cosmetics. The Unique Construction Allows it to be Placed Up Against the Wall Saving Space. Has both a working lock and key!
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Customer Photographic Examples of our Antique Trunks Being used as a Military or Naval Retirement Shadow Box and Storage Chest!!
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Why just get a shadow box or a newly made trunk with no history! One of our 100+ Year Old Nautical Antique Trunks can be used for both a Shadow Box and Storage Chest for your Uniforms, Photograph Albums, and Memorabilia!

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.
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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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