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130+ Year Old Large Metal and Wood Dome Top with a Contrasted Blue-on-Silver Metallic Finish on the Pressed Tin Floral Design (similar to the original color scheme), and Interior Wood in a Red Oak Finish. The Pressed Tin Was First Lightly Sanded, Scrubbed with an Overall Coat of Silver Metallic Finishing, Then a Cobalt Blue Metallic Finish was Individually Applied to Each Raised Floral Design!!!

The Inside Curved Lid Shows the Extreme Thinly Sawed Wood Planks Which Have A Beautifully Rich and Intricate Grain and is a Perfect Example of being the Original Forerunner of Todays Plywood. This Curved Wooden Top Has Two or More of These Very Thinly Cut Planks Which Were Easily Pliable and Bent After Being Submerged in Water. This Antique Trunk is Over 130 Years Old with Hardware Dated July 9, 1872!! New Leather Handles and Caps, Original Lift Out Tray Whose Bottom Still Has a Sample of the Original Interior Paper Covering Left Intact! Working Lock but No Key! Dated July 9, 1872 - #203

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Very Large Metal Dome Top Steamer Trunk - #203
A beautiful metal and wood dometop with a blue-on-silver metalic finish to closely resemble the original color scheme which was partially saved along the inside rim! The outside hardware was given a light black and Red Oak stain coating while the inside paper was removed, wood surface sanded, stained in a rich red oak, and finally 3 coats of spar varnish was applied to the interior and exterior. New Leather Handles and End Caps, Original Lift Out Tray, Working Lock But No Key, Dated July 9, 1872!
Antique Steamer Trunk #203 Click Photo!
Large Dome Top Antique Steamer Trunk: 34"L x 18.5"D x 24"H
A Nice and Tight Dome Top Antique Trunk with A Beautifully Refinished Metallic Blue-on-Silver Filigree Design. Wood was done in a rich and pleasing Red Oak stain which brought out all of the character of the wood!
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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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