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Mid to Large Size All Wood Roll Top Trunk (not a flat top, yet not a dome top). Has the original leather handles in perfect shape, original lift out tray, and remnants of the original victorian lithograph design on inside lid. Original pine wood grain is showing naturally without any stain, the oak straps were give a light oak stain to ensure contrast, 3 coats of protective spar varnish have been applied. This is a nice and tight trunk! - #213

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Mid Size All Wood Roll Top Antique Trunk - #213
Beautifully restored, originally covered in canvas with some remnants saved. Both interior paper covering was removed, both exterior and interior scrubbed and then sanded. Some of the original Victorian Lithograph design was saved on the inside lid. This trunk has the original leather handles that are in perfect shape as well as the original lift out tray. This trunk has not been stained with the original wood grain showing naturally. There have only been 3 coats of spar varnish applied to preserve and protect. Just a nice tight well preserved and restored all wood flat top trunk
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Mid Size Roll Top Trunk: 28"L x 16.5"D x 19.5"H
This is called a "roll top" because it is not exactly flat but it is not a dome top either, the lid is gently curved. This is a nice solid, tight trunk which would be perfect as a coffee table. The graphics inside the lid as well as the wood grain itself is beautifully detailed with lots of character.
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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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