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HUGE, Substantial and Impressive! Another RAREST of the RARE Trunk that We Only Get Every 4 or 5 Years Tops and ALWAYS Sought After! This Antique Restored Trunk Has Everything and EVERY FEATURE that an Investor and Serious Collector Would Want, Especially for Someone Who Wants to Begin a Family Heirloom and Legacy. Features Include: Mid 19th Century with Dated Hardware and Dated Brass Lock with Key: Oct 28, 1877, Mar 1869, and Apr 1877. Super Large and Heavy w/ Extra Thick Pine Planks and Oak Wood Slat Construction Showing a Fantastic Grain of the Woods. Polished "Silvery" Cast Iron Decorative Hardware Throughout Including Polished Nail Heads Which Contrast Beautifully Against the Blackened Sheet Tin and the Natural Honey-toned Patina of the Pine and Oak Woods That Only 140+ Years of Curing and Seasoning Can Achieve! All Hardware and Wood Surfaces Have Been Beautifully Preserved and Presented For the MOST Discriminating Collector and is Museum Quality, Investor Grade! Additonal Features Include Decorative Oak Slat Cast Iron Clamps, Heavy Duty Front Latches, Decorative Nailed-in Protective Pieces, Decorative Edge Guards, Front Lid Lift, Saw Mark Impressions Left in the Wood From the Initial Cut at the Sawmill, Original End Caps with New Leather Handles. Two Hidden Working Compartments Under the Lid. Original Lift-Out Tray w/ 2 Compartments with Working Doors. Lift-Out Tray Has the Latest in 19th Century Trunk Technology, the "Stay Up Under-the-Lid Feature"! AND THE FANTASTIC LITHOGRAPHS of a Stagecoach with Passengers, Small Children and Rowboat Fishing Scene, Portraits of Women in Period Dress!

Working Brass Lock AND Key! - #859

Each of these antique trunks were originally handcrafted and individually constructed with all wood and metal being produced with woodworking and metalworking handtools. 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 pass on 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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restored wood dome top antique oak slat trunk for sale 826

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restored all wood dome top antique trunk for sale 859

restored all wood dome top antique trunk for sale 859

restored wood dome top antique antique trunk for sale 859

restored wood dome top antique trunk for sale 859

restored wood dome top antique trunk for sale 859

restored wood dome top antique trunk for sale 859

restored wood dome top antique trunk for sale 859

restored wood dome top antique trunk for sale 859

restored wood dome top antique trunk for sale 859

restored wood dome top antique trunk for sale 859

restored wood dome top antique trunk for sale 859

restored wood dome top antique trunk for sale 859

restored wood dome top antique trunk for sale 859

restored wood dome top antique trunk for sale 859

restored wood dome top antique trunk for sale 859

restored wood dome top antique trunk for sale 859

restored wood dome top antique trunk for sale 859

restored wood dome top antique trunk for sale 859

restored wood dome top antique trunk for sale 859

restored wood dome top antique trunk for sale 859

restored wood dome top antique trunk for sale 859

restored wood dome top antique trunk for sale 859

 
Dome Top Antique Trunk - #859
HUGE, Substantial and Impressive! Another RAREST of the RARE Trunk that We Only Get Every 4 or 5 Years Tops and ALWAYS Sought After! This Antique Restored Trunk Has Everything and EVERY FEATURE that an Investor and Serious Collector Would Want, Especially for Someone Who Wants to Begin a Family Heirloom and Legacy. Features Include: Mid 19th Century with Dated Hardware and Dated Brass Lock with Key: Oct 28, 1877, Mar 1869, and Apr 1877. Super Large and Heavy w/ Extra Thick Pine Planks and Oak Wood Slat Construction Showing a Fantastic Grain of the Woods. Polished "Silvery" Cast Iron Decorative Hardware Throughout Including Polished Nail Heads Which Contrast Beautifully Against the Blackened Sheet Tin and the Natural Honey-toned Patina of the Pine and Oak Woods That Only 140+ Years of Curing and Seasoning Can Achieve! All Hardware and Wood Surfaces Have Been Beautifully Preserved and Presented For the MOST Discriminating Collector and is Museum Quality, Investor Grade! Additonal Features Include Decorative Oak Slat Cast Iron Clamps, Heavy Duty Front Latches, Decorative Nailed-in Protective Pieces, Decorative Edge Guards, Front Lid Lift, Saw Mark Impressions Left in the Wood From the Initial Cut at the Sawmill, Original End Caps with New Leather Handles. Two Hidden Working Compartments Under the Lid. Original Lift-Out Tray w/ 2 Compartments with Working Doors. Lift-Out Tray Has the "Stay Up" Under-the-Lid Feature! AND THE FANTASTIC LITHOGRAPHS of a Stagecoach with Passengers, Small Children and Rowboat Fishing Scene, Portraits of Women in Period Dress!

Working Brass Lock AND Key!
 
restored all wood dome top antique trunk for sale 859
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Huge Dome Top Trunk
34"L x 21"D x 29"H

This is another one that everyone looks and waits for! A fantastic restored trunk which would be the centerpiece and focal point in any room! This would not make for a good repurpose into a Military, Army, Air Force, Marine Corp, Coast Guard, or Navy retirement shadow box!
 
$2495.
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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.
 
antique trunk factory workers
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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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Phone: 540-659-6209
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Fully Restored Antique Trunks For Sale and Sea Chest with a Navy or Naval Shadow Box or Navy Shadowbox, or a Military Shadowbox Retirement Gift idea make the perfect unique military or navy retirement gift or naval promotion gift for enlisted or officer.



Store your uniforms, flags, other naval militaria and mementos or used in a family heirloom treasures.
Beautiful Nautical Dome Top or Humpback Antique Treasure chest for a retirement ceremony or military promotion gift.