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RARE! Stunning! Beautiful! The Photo's Do Not Do This One Justice. 130 Year Old Restored HUGE All Wood Dome Top Antique Trunk in a Dark Mahogany Finish. Hardware Holding the Oak Straps Have Been Sanded to Their Natural Silvery Color. Some of the Oak Straps Have Been Etched and Crosshatched by the Original Craftsman Which Was Uncovered During Restoration. Working "Secret Compartment" in Lid!! Note That The Other Hardware and Tin After Having Been Cleaned Came Out in a Unique Dark Gun-Metal Gray! done in black. Heavy Duty Front Latches. Lid Lift for Easier Access in Opening the Lid. Original Lift Out Tray with Dated Back Hinges For Easy Access (patent dated Jan 14 1870). New Leather Handles. This Antique Trunk Will Be the Center of Attention in Any Room. Perfect for a Shadowbox!! Folks, it just does not get any better than this! - Trunk #189

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HUGE Antique Dome Top Steamer Trunk - #189
Beautiful 100+ Year Old Antique Trunk with Lots of Character! Done in a Dark Reddish Mahogany Finish. Hardware Attaching the Oak Straps Sanded to Original Silvery Color. Other Hardware Cleaned Which Shows a Beautiful Bluish Gun-Metal Gray (Patent Jan 14 1870)! Heavy Duty Front Latches and Lid Lift for Easy Access! New Leather Handles. Original Lift Out Tray with Dated Back Hinges For Easier Lifting and Access to Inside of the Trunk.or Lock. Perfect For a Shadowbox!!
Antique Trunk #189 Click Photo!
Huge Dome Top Steamer Trunk 32"L x 20"W x 25.5"H
A Nice and Tight, Solid Trunk. Originally Covered In Leather 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 Rich Patina to both the Wood and Hardware. This is a Stunning Trunk and Will be the Center of Attention in Any Room!
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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 with a Shadow Box or a Shadowbox make the perfect naval retirement gift or navy or naval promotion gift for enlisted or officer.

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