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Large and Substantial! Late 19th Century (Late 1880s-1890s) All Wood Roll Top Antique Trunk For Sale. The Light Honey Golden Wood Body Contrasts Beautifully Against the Blackened Hardware and Leather Trimming. Hardware Consists of Edge Guards, Lid Guides, Front Latches with Built-in Lid Lifts, Leather Tie Downs, and a Leather Nail Strip Across the Body! Original End Caps with Built-in Lid Guides, and New Leather Handles. All Nail Heads Have been Carefully Polished to a Silvery Patina. The Lid is Very Unique Showing Off the Very First Use of What we Now call Plywood, Except Back Then It was Made of Extremely Thin Single Sheets of Wood to Make it Pliable.

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Each of these antique trunks were originally handcrafted and individually constructed with all wood and metal being produced with woodworking and metalworking handtools. The exterior was originally covered in a heavy waterproofed canvas or hand tooled leather, and the interior was originally covered in a thin protective paper 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 with a bleach-based cleaning solution. left to dry, and then lightly sanded with a maritime spar varnish applied to all surfaces. All edge sheeting, hardware clamps, front latches, lid banding, and hinges were also cleaned and lightly polished. Our trunks have been restored in such a manner so as to be safely used within a contemporary home and can concievably last for another 100+ years as a handed down family heirloom from generation to generation. We also restore these trunks so as to easily re-purpose them into Military, Army, Air Force, Marine Corps or US Navy Retirement Shadow Box Gift Idea!

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Roll Top Antique Trunk - #736
Large and Substantial! Late 19th Century (Late 1880s-1890s) All Wood Roll Top Antique Trunk For Sale. The Light Honey Golden Wood Body Contrasts Beautifully Against the Blackened Hardware and Leather Trimming. Hardware Consists of Edge Guards, Lid Guides, Front Latches with Built-in Lid Lifts, Leather Tie Downs, and a Leather Nail Strip Across the Body! Original End Caps with Built-in Lid Guides, and New Leather Handles. All Nail Heads Have been Carefully Polished to a Silvery Patina. The Lid is Very Unique Showing Off the Very First Use of What we Now call Plywood, Except Back Then It was Made of Extremely Thin Single Sheets of Wood to Make it Pliable.

Working Brass Lock and Key!
 
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Very Large Roll Top Trunk
34"L x 21"D x 25"H

A substantial, solid, and well built so shipping will be about $195. Perfect for any conemporary home with a flare for history and a very unique lid. Beautifully restored. An excellent candidate as a re-purpose for a Military, Army, Air Force, Marine Corps, or Navy Shadow Box!
 
$895.
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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!
 
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
Click Here for Photographs of Our Antique Trunks Re-Purposed as a Shadow Box By Our Military, Army, Air Force, Marine, and Navy Customers For Their Retirements!
 
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!

 
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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Personalize Your 100+ Year Old Antique Trunk in Perpetuity!

Engraving Fee: $100 Minimum or $5 per Letter.


 
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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Stafford, Virginia 22554
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