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Mid Size All Wood Mid-Late 19th Century (1870s-1890s) Humpback or Dome top Antique Trunk For Sale in a Rich Even Natural Pine Wood Finish to the Body with Red Oak Wood Slats. This Dome Top Retains Much of the Original Black Japanned Hardware, Remnants of the Original Front Leather Straps and Buckles. New End Caps with New Leather Handles. Working Lock but No Key. Raised Letters on Wheel Case/Clamp Read "APL". Original Document or Passport Pouch on the Hidden Compartment Door. Original Victorian Lithograph of Young Girl. The Entire Inside Lid Has Been Professionally Sealed Providing Long-Lasting Protection to the 120+ Year Old Document Pouch, Paper Covering and Lithographs. Dated Brass Lock: "May, 1854, Feb 1867, May 1868" - #576

The exterior was originally covered in canvas and The Interior originally covered in a thin protective paper both of which was removed during restoration. Removing the coverings revealed the beautiful patina which only 100+ year old seasoned pine and oak woods can achieve! All hardware was cleaned, lightly sanded and polished. The exterior and interior woods and hardware 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 also lightly polished.
 
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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!

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Dome Top Antique Trunk - #576
Mid Size All Wood Mid-Late 19th Century (1870s-1890s) Humpback or Dome top Antique Trunk For Sale with a Sought After High Arch Offering it that Piratey Look! It's in a Rich Even Natural Pine Wood Finish to the Body with Red Oak Wood Slats. This Dome Top or Humpback Retains Much of the Original Black Japanned Hardware, Remnants of the Original Front Leather Straps and Buckles. New End Caps with New Leather Handles. Working Lock but No Key. Raised Letters on Wheel Case/Clamp Read "APL". Original Document or Passport Pouch on the Hidden Compartment Door. Original Victorian Lithograph of Young Girl. The Entire Inside Lid Has Been Professionally Sealed Providing Long-Lasting Protection to the 120+ Year Old Document Pouch, Paper Covering and Lithographs. Dated Brass Lock: "May, 1854, Feb 1867, May 1868"
 
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Mid Size Dome Top Steamer Trunk
28"L x 17"D x 24"H

A super nice mid-size well-constructed dome top or humpback trunk with lots of period features which would look great in any room. A great re-purpose as a Navy or Military Retirement Shadow Box, Display, and Storage Trunk.
 
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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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