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Huge Fantastic 110-120 Year Old All Wood Dome Top - Dometop - Fully Restored Antique Trunk w/ Lots of Character in a Rugged Masculine Medium Rich Brown Patina with Traces of Red and Yellow. Black Japanned Hardware with Brass Highlights with Each Nail Head Highlighted in Brass. Perfectly Working Front Latches with Plenty of Spring. Four Wheels and New 3-Ply Leather Handles. Working Lock, No Key. - #353

Exterior originally covered in a thick hand tooled leather with the interior covered in a thin protective paper. Both were removed during restoration revealing the beautiful patina which only 100+ year old seasoned pine and oak woods can achieve! The exterior and interior pine body and oak wood slats were scrubbed and lightly sanded with a semi-gloss varnish applied to all surfaces. All edge sheeting, hardware clamps, front latches, lid banding, and hinges were all lightly sanded or brushed. A very high-end trunk back in the day and were not made much larger if at all than this one. Dated hardware clamps, March 1888

These antique trunks were not made much bigger than this due to practical use, construction methods and material! This is HUGE and would be perfect for any re-purpose or use, and would be a focal point in any room.
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All Wood Large Size Dome Top or Dometop Antique Steamer Trunk #353

Wooden Antique Dome Top Trunk - #353
Fantastic! Huge 110-120 Year Old All Wood Dome Top Fully Restored Antique Trunk. Substanital, well built, and tight with a Medium rich brown patina finish to the pine and oak woods. Which contrasts perfectly with the fantastic black japanned hardware and brass highlights. Each nail head highlighted in brass. Working Lock but No Key. Working front latches with plenty of spring. New 3-ply leather handles. Dated Hardware Clamps March 1888.
All Wood HUGE Size Dome Top Antique Trunk #353
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Huge Dome Top Steamer Trunk
37"L x 22"D x 27"H

A solid 100+ year old antique trunk in restored in a rugged masculine finish, lots of great hardware highlighted with detailed care. Great as a military or navy retirement gift or shadowbox! Absolutely Stunning and Beautiful in a rugged masculine manner. They did not make them much larger than this trunk! Plenty of room in this trunk to re-purpose it into a Shadowbox and safely store 20 or 30 years worth of memories!
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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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