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Medium Size 100+ Year Old Fully Restored Dome Top Antique Steamer Trunk w/ Pressed Tin Body in a Dark Blue Floral Design. All Original Hardware with a Great Patina. New Leather Handles and End Caps. Working Lock but No Key. Original Victorian Lithograph in the Lid of a Young Girl Feeding Flowers to her Calf. Great For a Small Room or Apartment. Working Lock and Key! - #372

Interior originally covered in a thin protective paper which was removed during restoration revealing the beautiful patina which only 100+ year old seasoned pine and oak woods can achieve! The exterior pressed tin, hardware, and interior pine body and oak wood slats were scrubbed and lightly sanded with a high gloss varnish applied to all surfaces. All edge sheeting, hardware clamps, front latches, lid banding, and hinges were lightly polished. New End Caps were used to secure the new leather handles. Perfect as a re-purposed Military or Navy Shadowbox or Shadow Box.
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Front - Pressed Tin Filigree Dome Top #372 Pressed Tin Filigree Dome Top #372

Pressed Tin Filigree Dome Top #372 Pressed Tin Filigree Dome Top #372

Pressed Tin Filigree Dome Top #372 Pressed Tin Filigree Dome Top #372

Pressed Tin Filigree Dome Top #372 Pressed Tin Filigree Dome Top #372

Antique Dome Top Steamer Trunk - #372
100+ Year Old All Metal and Wood Fully Restored Dome Top Antique Trunk. Solid and tight with a dark blue floral design on the exterior. New leather handles with new end caps. Working lock but no key. Fantastic original Victorian Lithograph of a young girl feed her calf flowers!

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Medium Size Dome Top Antique Steamer Trunk #372
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Medium Size Dome Top Trunk
24"L x 14"D x 17"H

A nice affordable 100+ year old antique dome top trunk fully restored with all original hardware with lots of character to both wood and polished hardware.
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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!!
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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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The Pirate's Lair
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