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Large RARE Jenny Lind Dome Top Trunk. VERY RARE! Few and Far Between Large Size ca 1860's Dome Top with the classic Jenny Lind hour glass style and large decorative buttons! Normally Jenny Lind antique trunks are substantially smaller with most only being 22" long, but not this one at a whopping 30"! As traditional to the high-end expensive Jenny Lind trunks this one was also originally covered in hand tooled leather (see original before restoration photo) as were all Jenny Lind trunks. Also unique to this particular Jenny Lind are the large number of oak straps (6 total) and their placement; many of these trunks only had one or two oak straps.

This exterior leather covering and the interior paper lining were meticulously removed, scrubbed with a bleach/water solution to sanitize and remove the adhering glue, then hand sanded to reveal the beautiful character of the wood grain and rich patina which only 100+ year old wood can achieve. The hardware was lightly sanded to remove existing grime and the japaning (see before photo), and then restored in a brass finish or in a flat black. Non-working Lock, No Lift-out Tray, New Leather Handles and New Leather Securing Straps were added, Four Working Wheels. Note the large swirl impressions seen on the wood inside of the trunk which was left by the sawmill when first cutting the planks! - #210

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Antique Dome Top Steamer Trunk #210  Antique Steamer Trunk #210

Antique Dome Top Steamer Chest #210 Antique Dome Top Steamer Trunk #210

Antique Dome Top Steamer Trunk #210 Antique Steamer Dome Top Trunk #210

Antique Dome Top Steamer Trunk #210 Antique Steamer Dome Top Trunk #210

Large All Wood Dome Top Antique Trunk - #210
Beautifully restored, originally covered in hand tooled leather which was removed along with all of the interior paper covering with the exception of the inside lid which we were able to save. Both the exterior and interior were then washed in a cleaning solution and then hand sanded to reveal all of the character of the wood grain and rich patina that only 100+ year old wood can achieve.
The outside hardware was only lightly sanded to remove any old varnish and surface rust. The inside lid was sealed with three applictions to ensure any further deterioration from age or humidity. Original outside leather straps were hand treated with a light application of olive oil. Parts of these straps are solid and may last for a few years more. New leather handles were put on.
Antique Steamer Trunk #210 Click Photo!
Large Dome Top Trunk: 30.5"L x 18.5"D x 22.5"H
DATES! This trunk has dated hardware on the brass lock and manufacturer marks on latch: May 1854, Feb 1867, May 1868, Nov 1870. On the lock plate: May 1869 and an Insignia with a 5 Pointed Star superimposed over a Key. Additionally the original owner's name was "Osborne" that was handtooled into the leather. Many of the beautiful leather remnants including the original owner's name have been saved and made available with the purchase of the trunk.
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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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