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Beautiful 100+ Year Old Restored Large Flat Top Antique Trunk in a Light Medium Finish. Lots of Character to this one, tight and solid! Lots of Oak Wood Slats. Nice Hardware in a Shell Design with a Dark Golden Finish. Has Heavy Duty Front Latches with Built-in Lift Lids for Easier Access. Note the Decorative and Reinforcing Hardware On the Oak Slats Vertically Attached Across The Middle Top and Front! This is an indication that this antique trunk was custom made for a particular client. New Leather Handles, Working Lock and Key! Perfect for a Shadowbox!! - Trunk #184

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Extra Large Size Antique Flat Top Steamer Trunk - #184
Note the Additional Hardware Placed on the Oak Slats in a Vertical Row Across the Top and Front of the Trunk Providing Decorative Extra Strenth. Done in a Light Golden Medium Brown Finish with Black and Gold Finished Hardware. Heavy Duty Front Latches with Built-in Lid Lifts For Easier Access. New Leather Handles, No Lift Out Tray, Working Lock and Key. Perfect For a Shadowbox!!
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Large Size Dome Top Steamer Trunk 32"L x 19"W x 22"H
Nicely done Hardware in a Gold and Black Finish. Nice and Tight, Solid Trunk. Originally Covered In Canvas on the Outside and Paper on the Inside. Completely Washed Inside and Out in a Cleaning Solution, Dried, and Hand Sanded to a Fine Finish. Beautiful Patina to both the Wood and Hardware.
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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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Antique Trunks and Sea Antique Chest make the perfect naval retirement gift or navy or naval promotion gift for enlisted or officer.

Store your uniforms, flags, other naval militaria and mementos or used in a family heirloom treasures.
Beautiful Nautical Dome Top or Humpback Antique Sea chest for a retirement ceremony or military promotion gift.