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Huge and Substantial Late 19th Century (1870s-1880s) All Wood Dome Top or Humpback Antique Trunk With the Sought After High Arch, Polished Black Japanned Hardware, Period-typical Decorative Rosettes Adorning the Body, Victorian Lithographs Under the Lid and Covering the Original Lift Out Tray. Dated Working Lock (Mar 1869 and Apr 1877), No Key. 130+ Year Old Seasoned Natural Pine Body, Wide Red Oak Slats with Decorative Grooves, and Circular Impressions on the Inside Planks From the First Cut at the Saw Mill. This Restored Antique Dome Top Trunk has Fantastic Grain and Lots of Character with Hidden Functional Compartment Under the Lid. New End Caps and New Leather Handles. - #631

The exterior was originally covered in a handtooled leather and interior 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.

Our trunks have been restored in such a manner that they can concievably last another 100 years!

 
Re-Purpose 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 ARmy Air Force, or Navy Retirement Gift Shadow Box Idea
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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 - #631
Huge and Substantial Late 19th Century (1870s-1880s) All Wood Dome Top or Humpback Antique Trunk With the Sought After High Arch, Polished Black Japanned Hardware, Period-typical Decorative Rosettes Adorning the Body, Victorian Lithographs Under the Lid and Covering the Original Lift Out Tray. Dated Working Lock (Mar 1869 and Apr 1877), No Key. 130+ Year Old Seasoned Natural Pine Body, Wide Red Oak Slats with Decorative Grooves, and Circular Impressions on the Inside Planks From the First Cut at the Saw Mill. This Restored Antique Dome Top Trunk has Fantastic Grain and Lots of Character with Hidden Functional Compartment Under the Lid. New End Caps and New Leather Handles.
 
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HUGE Dome Top Trunk
36"L x 21"D x 25"H

A beautiful and huge restored dome top trunk for any contemporary home or large room outfitted in a 19th century decor. Lots of character to this trunk. The Victorian Lithographs of Women in Period Dress are absolutely beautiful and perfectly detailed. The compartment doors under the lid and on the liftout tray are constructed of wood, not the regular cardbard found on most trunks. The large compartment lid on the liftout tray is not attached but could possibly be or even put into a frame (which would be our first suggestion)!
 
$1395.
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Custom Designed, Handcrafted, and Hand Lettered in Caligraphy on your Antique Chest
 
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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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