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Captains Sea Chest #3, closed side view Captains Sea Chest #3 closed right side view
Captains Sea Chest #3 closed view of top'; return true Captains Sea Chest #3 Open


 
Domed Top Steamer Trunk #83
A Real Nautical Look, maybe a Pirate Chest!
 
100+ year old Antique Dome Top Steamer Trunk, very Nautical look, Leather Handles
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Lots of Oak Straps!, Beautiful Dark Patina
Antique 100-150 Years Old No Reproductions!
 
$795.
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Captain's Domed Sea Chest #3 With LOTS of Oak Straps! Is a large wooden sea chest (china chest, silverware chest or antique hope chest) made of a dark wood pine body and oak slats and thick sturdy leather handles. A perfect chest to use as a filing cabinet for hanging folders, or as a beautiful and unique china chest and silverware chest. Inside of the Dome top you will find a "concealed, secret compartment" for stationary and other office accessories. This nautical chest comes with a wooden tray insert to hold office accessories or silverware.

So if it's a Master and Commander theme or Pirates of the Carirbbean decor you are seeking for your home, office or as a gift, this is it! The real deal!

These pirate chests/treasure chests are the exact type used by Buccaneers, Privateers and Pirates to store their treasure and booty! Typically when a Privateer or Pirate attacked and took over a galleon or merchantman transporting gold, silver, other treasures as well as passengers they threw out all of the garments/clothes and filled them with the items they wished to steal and then hauled the filled chests over to the pirate ship. Unfortunately afterwards the pirates normally sunk the merchant ship if it was unfit for sailing, and killed both crew and passengers! Pirates never bought anything, they stole everything - including their Pirate Treasure Chests!


Click HERE to Review how this and other of our Pirate Chests, Treasure Chests, and Antique Chests were Restored, our Antique Restoration Process, and How To Restore Antique Nautical Furniture!

 
OPTIONAL - Trunk Wood Engraving Examples and Prices
Custom Designed, Handcrafted, and Hand Lettered in Caligraphy on your Antique Chest
 
Personalized Burnt Wood Engravings
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Antique Trunks as a Shadow Box and Storage Chest!
Customer Photographic Examples of our Antique Trunks Being used as a Military or Naval Retirement Shadow Box and Storage Chest!!
 
Military or Naval Retirement Ceremony Shadow Box
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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.
 
antique trunk factory workers
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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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