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RARE All Wood Small Dome Top Antique Trunk New Leather Handles, Original Lithograph, Working Lock and Key!

This Dome Top Trunk Originally Covered inside and out in paper was carefully removed revealing 100 to 125 Year Old Pine with a Fantastic aged Patina and Large Swirl Impressions of the Blade used to First Cut the Wood in the Saw Mill - Very Kewl!
The Pine Wood Body, Oak Wood Straps and All Hardware were Hand Sanded and Restored in a Light Brown Finnish. There was some Loss of Wood Along the Back Rim During a Previous Fix of the Rear Hinges, But Does Not Deter From the Beauty and Only Adds to the Character. With 3+ Coats of Spar Varnish Brings out all the Character of this Century Old Antique Trunk.

During Restoration the Original Lithograph was Saved and Left Intact! This Small Trunk Could Fit on a Desk as a "Strong Box", or Perhaps as a Jewelry Box in a Fine Boudouir, Perfect Wedding Gift To The Bride! #171



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Rare Small Dome Top Steamer Trunk #171
Restored in a Light-Medium Brown, Oak Straps on a Pine Body. Wonderful Swirl Impressions Left in Wood From the Blade at the Saw Mill!! New Leather Handles. Original Lithograph, Working Lock and KEY!
 
Antique Trunk #171
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Small Size Dome Top Steamer Trunk 16"L x 9.5"W x 11"H
Originally covered in Paper (remnants left on bottom!) preserving the pine wood body which were meticulously scrubbed and hand sanded. Working lock and Key! Perfect Size for a Desk, a Jewelry Box and Perfect Wedding Gift as something "old".
 
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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!!
 
Military or Naval Retirement Ceremony Shadow Box
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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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