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RARE Small Size Fully Restored 1880s Antique Trunk Perfect For the Apartment, Small Room or Office! Features Fantastic Heavy Duty Polished Hardware Contrasting Beautifully with the Georgeous Grain of the Pine Body and Red Oak Tiger Wood Slats. New End Caps and Leather Handles. Working Dated Lock (Apr 1879 and March 1869) But No Key. The Under Lid Victorian Lithograph Depicts a Woman in Period Dress - Fantastic! The Makers Label: "Rich, Reed, Atwood, Boston, Mass". Original Lift Out Tray! - #915
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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| Antique Roll Top Trunk - #915
RARE Small Size Fully Restored 1880s Antique Trunk Perfect For the Apartment, Small Room or Office! Features Fantastic Heavy Duty Polished Hardware Contrasting Beautifully with the Georgeous Grain of the Pine Body and Red Oak Tiger Wood Slats. New End Caps and Leather Handles. Working Dated Lock (Apr 1879 and March 1869) But No Key. The Under Lid Victorian Lithograph Depicts a Woman in Period Dress - Fantastic! The Makers Label: "Rich, Reed, Atwood, Boston, Mass". Original Lift Out Tray!
| Roll Top Trunk
22"L x 17"D x 21"H
A rare and fantastic 19th century restored trunk in the VERY sought after small size which could fit into almost any room or decor.
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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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The Pirate's Lair
Division of DataCity, Inc.
78 Canterbury Drive
Stafford, Virginia 22554
"Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business"
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