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RARE Small Size, Nice and Tight, Beautiful All Wood Square Cube Roll Top Antique Trunk! Has New Leather Handles, Working Lock and Key!!

This Antique Trunk was Originally Covered in Canvas on the exterior and Paper on the Interior Which When Removed Revealed a Fantastic Patina and Depth That only 100+ Year Old Pine and Oak Wood can Achieve! See Below for Before and After Photos of This Antique Trunk. Note That Remnants of the Original Canvas and Leather Handles Were Saved and are Included
The Pine Wood Body, Oak Wood Straps and All Hardware were Meticulously Hand Sanded and Restored is a Rich Medium Dark Redish Brown finish with 3+ coats of spar varnish bringing out all the character of this century old antique trunk.

Of Note is That Some of the Nails Used on this Antique Trunk were made of Copper, Most Unusual. #169

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All Wood Roll Top Antique Steamer Trunk #169
Beautifully Restored in a Medium Dark Reddish Rrown, Rare Square Cube Design, Lots of Oak Straps on a Pine Body. New Leather Handles, Unusual Copper Nails Used on Front Latches, Working Lock and Key!
Antique Trunk #169
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Small Size Antique Roll Top Steamer Trunk 18"L x 14"W x 18"H
Originally Covered in Canvas (with remnants included!), Wood and Hardware Meticulously Hand Sanded. Original Working lock and plate in Beautiful Iron with Key. Completed with 3+ coats of Spar Varnish!
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Antique Trunks as a Shadow Box and Storage Chest!
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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