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Beautifully Restored All Wood Dome Top Antique Trunk with Very Unique One-of-a-Kind Front Latches Dated Hardware: May 4 1969 and July 5 1870 on the Hardware and Oct 27 1869 on the Lock!

This Large Dome Top Trunk was originally covered in leather on the exterior and paper on the interior which when removed revealed a fantastic patina and depth that only 130+ year old pine and oak wood can achieve!
The Pine Wood Body, Oak Wood Straps and All Hardware were Meticulously Hand Sanded and done is a rich light to medium reddish brown finish with 3+ coats of spar varnish bringing out all the character of this century old antique trunk.

Has Orginal Lithographs in the Trunk Lid along with functioning compartment which shows a unique century old repair which we are leaving for aesthetic purposes. New leather handles, end caps and a handcrafted lift out tray were also added to this trunk. Has a working lock, no key. #168

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All Wood Dome Top Antique Steamer Trunk #168
Beautifully restored in a light reddish brown, lots of oak straps on a pine body. Victorian Lithograph, Hidden Compartment with Century Old Repair in Lid, Handcrafted Lift Out Tray, New Leather Handles and Caps, Dated Hardware October 27 1868, May 4 1869 and July 5 1870!
Antique Trunk #168
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Large Size Antique Dome Top Steamer Trunk 33"L x 20"W x 26"H
Originally covered in leather (with telltale remnants!) preserving the pine wood body and oak straps which were meticulously hand sanded. Working lock and plate is beautiful brass but no key. Front Latches are Unique and One-of-A Kind. Completed with three+ coats of Spar Varnish!
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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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The Pirate's Lair
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