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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!


 
Unusual Sole Leather Steamer Antique Trunk - 273
All Embossed Sole Leather, Hidden Wooden Compartment in Lid, Covered Liftout Tray Top lid has embossed designs in the leather along with "Warranted, Sole, Leather". Trunk has original hidden wooden compartment in the lid with cover, original wooden lift out tray with cover and inner storage compartment, non-working brass lock, makers laber, and original leather handles!
 
Antique dome top refurbished trunk #272
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Patent Leather Refurbished Antique Steamer Trunk: 34"L x 20"D x 21"H
Very unusual all patented sole leather embossed antique trunk with original wooden storage compartments and trays and original handles.
 
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Mid-Large Flat Top Reurbished Antique Steamer Trunk - #270
This Flat Top Antique Steamer Trunk is Well Built Covered in a Handsome Pressed Tin "Faux Canvas" stamping in Dark-Medium Brown. Handcrafted liftout tray with new leather handles and period end caps. Heavy duty hardware with built-in lift lids on the two front latches,

Working Lock AND Key!
 
Antique flat top trunk #270
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Mid-Large Size Flat Top Refurbished Antique Steamer Trunk: 30"L x 18"D x 21"H
A well made flat top in excellent condition. Interior originally covered which was removed, wood scrubbed, and lightly sanded to reveal a beautiful natural patina and character to the wood.
 
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Huge Flat Top Antique Steamer Trunk - #268
This Antique Steamer Trunk is One of the MOST Well Built Heavy-duty Yet Handsome Trunks We've Restored. The original trunk maker "Crouch & Fitzgerald" who had 4 locations in New York City took great pride in their trunks as seen in their craftsmanship, upgraded materials used, "C & F NY" maker marks on the casted iron hardware, and maker labels. Originally covered in a thick canvas and high-end inside paper covering both of which were removed, wood scrubbed, lightly sanded, with a light honey stain applied to the pine body and darker stain on the oak straps. The Hardware was very lightly sanded where needed, black japanning carefully removed on the nail heads and the "C & F" and "NY" monograms for contrast highlighting, and then two coats of spar varnish were applied inside and out.

The male half of the lock was taken off years ago, but we were able to remove the grit and japanning which revealed the brass. We were also able to save the Original Leather Document Pouch and Maker Label on inside lid. Saved and reinstalled the Original "C & F NY" Monogrammed End Caps and with new thick leather handles. New, handcrafted large lift out tray was made.
 
Antique flat top trunk #268
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Large and Heavy Flat Top Antique Steamer Trunk: 29.5"L x 22"D x 21.5"H
An exceptionally well-made and heavy antique trunk yet not losing its elegance. Just too many high-end craftsmanship details to mention such as load bearing nails/rivets having brass-coated washers to significantly increase the sturdiness, upgraded extra thick pine planks without knots, specially made lid stay to ensure keeping the lid open, heavy duty cast iron "C & F" and "NY" monogrammed hardware throughout. This trunk is VERY heavy for its size due to the upgraded and thicker than usual pine planking, casted iron and steel hardware used in the original manufacturing.
 
$1195.
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Large All Wood Flat Top Antique Steamer Trunk - #263
Beautiful All Wood Flat Top Trunk with Fantastic Wood Grain and 100+ Year Old Patina! Beautiful contrast between the pine wood, darker oak wood slats, and the dark brown patina on the heavy duty hardware! No lift out tray. Originally covered canvas exterior and paper interior which were removed, wood scrubbed and lightly inside and out. New leather handles.

Working Lock AND Key!!!!
 
Antique trunk #263
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Large Size Flat Top Antique Trunk: 32.5"L x 19"D x 21.5"H
The two standout features of this trunk are the beautiful natural design of the wood grain and the heavy duty hardware lid guides, front latches with lid lifts and the heavy duty button nails used to secure the oak straps. Photos online are just a tad bit brighter due to the camera flash. A good solid and tight trunk with Working Lock and Key!
 
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IMPORTANT NOTICE: Due to our extensive availability of restored antique trunks, the manner and procedures in which we restore our trunks, and our high placement in the various search engines we receive over 10 calls per day and as many emails, every day, by well intentioned people asking us to provide opinions, comments, appraisals, and/or pricing on trunks which they own themselves. As you can imagine this can be overwhelming and take up quite a bit of our time as there is no "easy" answer, especially since all of these trunks are at best similar but not exact to each other.
So towards that end and trying to help without being overwhelmed while also being accurate, we can now offer written and verbal consultation, appraisal, and advice at $100. per trunk, non-refundable, paid in advance via Paypal. If this is something you would like to pursue and take advantage of first please email us at sales@thepirateslair.com and in the Subject line put "Trunk Appraisal". Please include what you are requesting us to do and we will contact you at that time for next steps.

 
Small All Wood Antique Dome Top - #294
Another RARE Fully Restored All Wood "Salesmans Sampler" Dome Top for the MOST discerning executive or naval officer to be used as a desktop chest or for that PERFECT jewelry box. Replacement leather handles with original "federal shield" end caps, non-working lock!
 
dome top antique trunk #294
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Small Dome Top Trunk: 14"L x 8"D x 10"H
All original hardware clamps and large nail heads in a rich natural dark golden finish complementing the golden reddish patina of the wood. Exterior and interior paper were removed revealing beautiful pine wood aged for 100 years or more!
 
$345.
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Small Desktop Dome Top Antique Trunk - #292
Extremely RARE Complete Antique Dome Top small enough to fit on a dresser or small table as a "strong box" to hold jewelry, documents and papers, or other important objects. This is the MOST complete small trunk we have ever gotten. Inside has been professionally sealed to prevent any deterioration of the original paper and lithographs. All lids and compartments fully functional, and dated hardware!

Working Lock and Key
 
dome top antique trunk #292
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Small Size Dome Top Antique Trunk: 12"L x 7,5"D x 9"H
Dated hardware, 1869. Everything is original, everything works including the lock and key! Tin exterior is original and as found with remnants of the varying shades of gold crystalline finish, original shellac covering the oak straps, and original leather end caps with Federal Banner motif. We could apply a coat of spar varnish to the exterior to give it some "pop" if the new owner desires.
 
$495.
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Large Martin Maier Dome Top Steamer Trunk - #291
Well, this is the Christmas Present you've been waiting for! Will be a Focal Point in any room it is placed. A completely restored Martin Maier All Wood Dome Top with EVERY feature brought back to life after over 120+ years! The patina and grain of the pine wood body makes this one of the most handsomely elegant trunks we have had the honor of offering.

Famous Martin Maeir personalized casted hardware with "MM" and "M" initials, date patented (April 29, 1879) rear hinges made and used specifically for Martin Maeir high end trunks. Two compartments in the lid with working doors, a three compartment original tray. New leather handles with original end caps. Fantastic attention to every detail is well displayed.

Original Working Lock AND Key!
 
dome top antique trunk martin maier #291
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Large Size Dome Top Antique Trunk: 31"L x 20"D x 27"H
For the new lucky owner this will not only be a show stopper and display piece in any room today but will also be a handed down family heirloom for future generations for another 100 years! Another rare high-end well-restored antique trunk brought to you by The Pirate's Lair
 
$2295.
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Very Large Size Dome Top Antique Steamer Trunk - #288
Metal and Wood High Arch Barrel Dome Top W/ Dated Mar 16 188? Hardware, Non-working Brass Lock. Fantastic Navy Steel Gray pressed tin filigree exterior of aligator skin and floral design. Handcrafted lift out tray, new leather handles and end caps, lots of oak wood slats, Victorian Lithograph on inside lid. It is deep and wide for maximum storage and particularly suitable as a Naval or Military Shadow Box and Militaria Storage Trunk! .
 
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Large Size Dome Top Antique Steamer Trunk: 36"L x 21"D x 27"H
The faux alligator and floral pressed tin is fantasic in detail with the pattern brought out in a Navy Steel Gray coloration and would compliment any nautical or naval decor. Great contrast between the Steel Gray pressed tin, black tin panels and the 100+ year old oak slats giving it a handsome rugged appearance. PERFECT for re-use as a Navy or Military shadow box!
 
$895.
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Large Size Dome Top Antique Steamer Trunk - #287
ALL WOOD HIGH ARCH DOME TOP W/ DATED 1888/1884 WORKING BRASS LOCK AND KEY! Fantastic all wood dome top with a high 27" arch giving that sought after nautical sea chest or treasure chest look! No lift out tray. Heavy duty front latches with patent dates May 21, 1872. This trunk has done some traveling and has lots of great character to the pine body, oak wood slats and metal features. It is deep and wide for maximum storage.

Working Brass Lock AND Key!
 
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Very Large Size Dome Top Antique Steamer Trunk: 32"L x 20"D x 27"H
This trunk will be the show stopper and focal point in any room, especially in a 19th century or piratey decor. Lots of dark browns, yellows, and black patina giving it a handsome rugged appearance. PERFECT for re-use as a Navy or Military shadow box!
 
$895.
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Flat Top Antique Trunk - #285
Large Sized 100 Year Old All Wood Flat top Beautifully Fully Restored. Lots of great original heavy duty hardware touched up in black contrasting beautifully with the honey-reddish-brown of the wood body, rich brown oak slats, all brass lock and heavy duty front latches, RARE is the original leather lid lift which was saved! New handcrafted liftout tray, new leather handles and end caps were installed.

Working lock AND key!
 
Antique Trunk All Wood Dome Top #284
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Large Flat Top Antique Trunk: 30"L x 19"D x 23"H
Solid and Well Built with Extra Thick Planks!! This antique flat top trunk would be perfect for in any size room as a great accent or showpiece - perhaps at the foot of the bed or in a family room to store DVD's and games! LOTs of storage with this one, and an absolutely beautiful patina to the 100 year old pine body and oak straps, contrasting wonderfully with the heavy duty hardware. Note the all brass lock!!!
 

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Flat Top Antique Trunk - #284
Medium Sized 100 Year Old All Wood Flat top Beautifully Fully Restored. Lots of great original hardware touched up in black contrasting beautifully with the honey-reddish-brown of the wood body, oak slats and the front lock and latches with built-in lid lifts which oxidized into a rich dark brown golden patina! MOST rare is that though not funcitonal the original front leather securing straps and buckles were in proper enough condition to be saved and sealed for additional period authenticity. New handcrafted lift out tray, new leather handles and end caps were installed.

Working lock AND key!
 
Antique Trunk All Wood Dome Top #284
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Medium Flat Top Antique Trunk: 28"L x 18"D x 20"H
This antique flat top trunk would be perfect for in a medium to large size room as a great accent or showpiece - perhaps at the foot of the bed or in a family room to store DVD's and games! LOTs of storage with this one, and an absolutely beautiful patina to the 100 year old pine body and oak straps, contrasting wonderfully with the heavy duty hardware with the original securing leather straps and buckles. Note also the large swirling blade impressions left in the wood from the first cut at the saw mill, very kewl!
 
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Flat Top Antique Trunk - #282
Another HUGE 100 Year Old All Wood Flat top Beautifully 100+ Year Fully Restored with lots of great original heavy duty hardware touched up in black contrasting with other original brass finished hardware which has oxidized into a rich darkish brown golden patina! New handcrafted liftout tray, Unique Front Latches with built-in Lid Lifts. Remnants of the original securing leather straps and buckle left in place across the top and front. Original heavy duty leather handles completely usuable!

Working Lock AND Key!
 
Antique Trunk All Wood Dome Top #282
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HUGE Flat Top Antique Trunk: 37"L x 22"D x 25"H
This antique trunk would be perfect for in a large room as a great accent or showpiece! LOTs of storage with this one, and an absolutely beautiful patina to the 100 year old pine body and oak straps, contrasting wonderfully with the heavy duty hardware. A stunning accent piece in a Victorian home or for a lifes collection of military/naval uniforms, photo albums, covers and other militaria.
 
$995.
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Dome Top Antique Trunk - #281
100 Year Old All Wood and Tin Filigree Dometop Beautifully 100+ Year Fully Restored still showing the original floral design which has oxidized into a rich dark red and golden patina! Original lift out tray, lock but no key, Unique Front Latches, Fantastic Original Vicorian Lithograph of Young Girl!
 
Antique Trunk All Wood Dome Top #280
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Medium Size Top Antique Trunk: 26"L x 17"D x 21"H
This antique trunk would be perfect for an apartment, small office and be a great accent piece with the dark red and gold drawing attention. A stunning accent piece in a Victorian home.
 
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Flat Top Antique Trunk - #280
Large, All Wood, and Beautiful 100+ Year Fully Restored Old Antique Trunk with great hardware still showing the original brass finish which has oxidized into a rich dark golden patina! Remnants of the original leather straps. Original lift out tray with new bottom, new end caps and leather handles. The golden oxidized brass hardware and black japanned metal lid edge and hinges provide a great contrasting effect.

Working Lock and Key!!!
 
Antique Trunk All Wood Dome Top #280
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Flat Top Antique Trunk: 35"L x 20"D x 23"H
This trunk would be the centerpiece of any room, a stunning accent piece in a Victorian home. Oak straps on all sides! a great Navy or Military Shadow Box with a fantastic patina and wood grain giving this 100+ year old antique trunk lots of character!
 

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Dome Top Antique Steamer Trunk - #279
RARE - HUGE and Beautiful 130+ Year Old Antique Trunk with a unique all brass lock dated Patent Pending March 24 1868! It is very rare to find an all wood dome top trunk this size with such fantastic character. Original end caps with new leather handles. New handcrafted liftout tray.

All Brass Working Lock and Key!!!
 
Antique Trunk All Wood Dome Top #279
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Dome Top Antique Steamer Trunk: 35"L x 22"D x 29"H
Stunning all wood dome top antique trunk with over 2,000 nail heads (hammered and curved by hand!) securing the hardware onto the wood body and straps was meticulously removed so as to contrast against the black of the hardware and accentuate the wonderful design which these nails have formed. The beautiful patina and grain of this 130+ year old wood with original Victorian Lithographs - one of a hunter putting red flowers in his lady's hair and the other of a young lady giving a very quizzical look/pose make this a one-of-a-kind antique trunk which will be the focal point and conversation piece in any room.
 
$2095. Firm
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Flat Top Antique Steamer Trunk - #278
Inside Paper and Outside Canvas Have Been Removed to Reveal the Beautiful 100+ Year Old Wooden Patina. This antique trunk was scrubbed and hand Sanded inside and out. hardware was stained and refinished appropriately. New leather handles and enc caps, new handcrafted liftout tray.

Working Lock AND Key!!!
 
Antique Steamer Trunk Low Profile Flat Top #278
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Flat Top Antique Steamer Trunk: 30"L x 19"D x 23"H
A Nice and Tight Flat Antique Trunk. Easily used to store DVD's and videos, or used as a military shadow box or naval shadowbox.
 
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HUGE Flat Top Antique Steamer Trunk - #277
Nice and Solid! Original Inside Paper and Outside Canvas Have Been Removed to Reveal the Beautiful 100+ Year Old Wooden Patina. Trunk was then scrubbed and hand sanded inside and out. Hardware edge trim was lightly Refreshed in Black. Securing and decorative hardware has the original natural aged patina to handsomely contrast with the trim. New Leather Handles and end caps, huge handcrafted liftout tray.

Working Lock AND Key!!!
 
Antique Steamer Trunk Low Profile Flat Top #277
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HUGE Flat Top: 41"L x 23"D x 27"H
A Nice and Tight HUGE Flat Top Antique Trunk. (Did we mention that this trunk is HUGE!) Fantastic heavy duty contrasting hardware to match the size of the trunk. If you are seeking a truly amazing antique "statement" that will stand out in any room then this is it. Perfect size for the more modern high sitting coffee tables or even as the base for a small kitchenette or office desk!! It is THAT big!
 
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Low Profile "Foot Locker" Antique Steamer Trunk - #276
Inside Paper and Outside Canvas Have Been Removed to Reveal the Beautiful 100+ Year Old Wooden Patina. Trunk was Scrubbed and Hand Sanded Inside and Out. Hardware was Stained and Refinished Appropriately with New Leather Handles. No liftout tray.

Working Lock AND Key!!!
 
Antique Steamer Trunk Low Profile Flat Top #196
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Low Profile Flat Top: 30"L x 19"D x 13"H
A Nice and Tight Low Profile Antique Trunk. Originally was used to store under a bed or cot when travelling or at home. Can now be used as a coffee table, military or naval shadowbox, or footlocker!
 
$495.
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Flat Top Low Profile "Foot Locker" Antique Steamer Trunk - #275
A nice solid fully restored handsome flat top antique trunk also known as a Low Profile or Foot Locker. Solid contrasting hardware thoughout with left and right latches having plenty of spring. Perfect as a naval or military foot locker with shadowbox or coffee table.

A working Brass Lock and Key!
 
Antique dome top refurbished trunks foot locker
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Refurbished Antique Steamer Trunk: 32.5"L x 19"D x 12.5"H
A good solid trunk, perfect for use as a military foot locker or navy shadowbox to display medals, ribbons, flags and to store uniforms. Originally covered in canvas on the exterior and thin paper covering on the interior both of which were removed, wood scrubbed with a solution of bleach and water, lightly sanded to bring out the 100 year old wood grain, and then spar varnished thoughout.
 
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Flat Top Antique Steamer Trunk - 274
A nice solid fully resotred flat top antique Steamer trunk. Heavy duty hardware thoughout with left and right latches having plenty of spring with built-in lid lifts. A working lock but no key. Lid guides are to the left and right of the lock and provide for a tight fit without warping when the trunk is closed. Handcrafted lift out tray, new handles and end caps.
 
Antique flat top refurbished trunk #274
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Refurbished Antique Steamer Trunk: 32"L x 19"D x 22"H
A good solid trunk, perfect for use as a military or navy shadowbox to display medals, ribbons, flags and to store uniforms. Originally covered in canvas on the exterior and thin paper covering on the interior both of which were removed, wood scrubbed with a solution of bleach and water, lightly sanded to bring out the 100 year old wood grain, and then spar varnished thoughout.
 
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HUGE Dome Top Reurbished Antique Steamer Trunk - #272
All Wood Dome Top Antique Steamer Trunk is HUGE, Rarely Ever Made any Larger, Only Find 1 or 2 Per Year! All Pine wood body has a fantastic patina and wood grain having lots of character in 100s of shades of dark reds, golden yellows, and browns. Huge swirl impressions left in the wood from the saw blade at the cutting mill! Two original liftout trays with working covers and lithographs, hidden lid pull down storage compartment.

Polished Non working lock. Securing hardware patent dated 1877 was polished to show the detailed design and provide a silvery contrast to the darker tin sheet metal and wooden oak straps. Front latches work well and were polished as well. "S.A. Hummel, Dealer in Harness, Trunks, Satchels &c, 320 Market St, Harrisburg"
 
Antique dome top refurbished trunk #272
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HUGE Dome Top Refurbished Antique Steamer Trunk: 37"L x 22"D x 31"H
Beautifully refurbished all wood antique trunk with lots of character found on both the wood and hardware, keeping many of the original features in excellent condition. This is a trunk for the serious antique collector, an interior designer looking for that special "statement piece" for a large room or home, as a planned family heirloom to be passed onto future generations, military or naval retirement gift to store and display 20 years of service memorabilia, .
 
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Mid Size Flat Top Reurbished Antique Steamer Trunk - #271
All Wood Flat Top Refurbished Antique Steamer Trunk Has fantastic Patina and Pine Wood Grain in 100s of Shades of Reds, Yellows, and Browns and Beautifully Grained Oak Wood Straps. Original liftout tray fully refurbished. Great Looking Dark Brassy Non working lock. New leather handles and brass end caps. Great hardware with fresh black japanning. Front latches with built-in lift lids. Remnants of the original Leather straps, tie downs and buckles saved with beautiful original large brass securing nails!
 
Antique flat top refurbished trunk #271
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Mid Size Flat Top Refurbished Antique Steamer Trunk: 26"L x 16"D x 19"H
Beautifully refurbished antique trunk with lots of character to the wood and hardware keeping many of the original features in excellent condition. Perfect for use as an end table, coffee table, or military retirement shadow box.
 
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Huge Flat Top Reurbished Antique Steamer Trunk - #269
This Refurbished Antique Steamer Trunk is Very Well Built with a natural patina of varying shades of Deep Reds, Yellows and Browns with the wood grain having lots of character! Handcrafted liftout tray with new leather handles and end caps. Heavy duty hardware with built-in lift lids on the two front latches,

ALL Brass Working Lock AND Key!
 
Antique flat top trunk #269
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Huge Flat Top Refurbished Antique Steamer Trunk: 35"L x 22"D x 25"H
A very well made all wood flat top originally covered in canvas and paper both of which were removed, wood scrubbed, and lightly sanded to reveal a beautiful natural patina and character to the wood.
 
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Large Dome Top Antique Steamer Trunk - #267
This Antique Trunk Has it All! All Wooden Dome Top, Stunning Original Victorian Lithographs Throughout, Original and Complete Liftout Tray, Hidden Lid Compartments, Solid Hardware with Extra Thick Upgraded Pine Body with GREAT grain and character! Original tin end caps were saved and reinstalled with new leather handles.

Working Lock AND Key!!!
 
Antique dome top trunk #267
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Large Size Dome Top Antique Steamer Trunk: 28"L x 19"D x 24"H
This is a nice and tight, heavy and handsomely elegant antique trunk with all of the features that one would want. This trunk is VERY heavy for its size due to the upgraded and thicker than usual pine planking used when making it. The details are too many to mention, such as still retains the original cloth and leather lift and securing tabs on the liftout tray! Victorian Lithographs are bright, detailed and stunningly beautiful. Working Lock and Key.
 
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RARE Civil War Union Army Infantryman's Antique Trunk - #264
All Original Flat Top Trunk ca 1870-1880 is Marked and Identified "H.L. SCHUYLER, Co.G. 6th PA. INF." The original dark brown exterior canvas kept intact, inside paper needed to be removed revealing the natural pine wood, handle end caps needed to be removed but saved, new leather handles were installed. No lift out tray. Spar varnish was applied to both the exterior and interior wood and metail surfaces as a sealing preservative with UV protection. Working Lock AND Key but key is not original to the trunk!
 
Civil War Antique trunk #264
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Mid Size Flat Top Antique Trunk: 28"L x 17"D x 13"H
Folks, it is rare indeed to find a Civil War Infantryman's trunk marked and identified in this great shape! More than likely this trunk was used to store this Civil War veterans uniforms and other memorabilia. The canvas is 99% complete, no damage anywhere, heavy duty front latches with lid lifts and separate lid guides! Hand stenciled identification on the two top oak straps are clear and crisp! Original Tin End Caps and remnants of leather handles saved, replaced with new leather handles but with period cast iron end caps with stars!
 
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Very Large Size Flat Top Antique Trunk - #259
Unique All Wood Flat Top Trunk with Great Hardware with Previous Owners Initials, Initial "B" in Cast Iron! Originally covered in canvas on the exterior and paper on the interior which when removed with a cleaning solution revealed the beautiful patina of 100+ year old wood! The outside heavy duty hardware was lightly sanded but still retaining much of the original patina. Both the interior and exterior were lightly sanded with two coats of Spar Varnish was applied for UV protection, wood preservation and hard surface sealer.

The two heavy duty front lid latches are in perfect condition with built-in lid lifts! Lid reinforcing guides are located on all 3 sides and are an integral part of the cast iron handles which have the initial "B" with new leather handles.

Working Lock AND Key!!!
 
Antique Trunk #259
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Large Size Flat Top Antique Trunk: 35"L x 22"D x 24"H
Beautifully restored with a natural honey-brown finish. Heavy duty hardware throughout, real leather edging and accents, letter "B" integral to the cast iron handles - GREAT for someone whose intials are a "B", original owner intials and information on canvas which comes with purchase, working lock AND key.
 
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Low Profile Flat Top Antique Steamer Trunk - #260
RARE! ALL 0RIGINAL LEATHER EXTERIOR! Perfect size as a Coffee Table. This entire exterior of this "low profile" flat top trunk has the original hard leather and a perfect example of how leather helmets, armor, and shields were made for military purposes prior to the 19th century! The leather covering the outside of this trunk is metal hard. It is evenly studded in a decorative manner giving the leather a rippling effect! There is also a leather covering around all of the edges of this antique trunk as well.

The interior was originally covered in paper which revealed a fantastic pine wood grain and patina. The entire trunk was meticulously scrubbed inside and out, interior wood lightly sanded, and then two coats of spar varnish were applied for the protection and preservation of the wood and leather. Heavy duty front hardware latches with built-in lid lifts and corner guards give this trunk a sturdiness to match the hard leather. New leather handles and end caps.
 
Antique steamer trunk #260
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Low Profile Flat Top Antique Steamer Trunk: 33L x 18D x 13H
Beautifully restored in an overall browhish-olive finish gives this rare all leather trunk a fantastic appearance. Note: We will provide the purchaser with technical information on how this leather was "militarized"!!
 
$595.
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Very Large Size Flat Top Antique Trunk - #258
Another Very Affordable, Nice and Tight, Solid Antique All Wood Flat Top Trunk. Originally covered in canvas on the exterior and paper on the interior which when removed with a cleaning solution and then lightly sanded revealed the beautiful patina of 100+ year old wood! The outside heavy duty hardware was lightly sanded but still retaining much of the original black japanning used as a preservative in the 19th century. Two coats of Spar Varnish was applied for UV protection, wood preservation and hard surface sealer.

The two heavy duty front lid latches in perfect condition with built-in lid lifts! This restored trunk came out with a splendid silky and natural "chestnut" even finish once the spar varnish was applied. Nicely done contrasting hardware and oak wood straps against the pine wood body. Working lock but no key. Handcrafted Lift Out Tray.
 
Antique trunk #258
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Large Size Flat Top Antique Trunk: 37"L x 21"D x 24"H
Beautifully restored with an even "clean look" and deep chestnut natural finish, solid hardware.
 
$695.
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HUGE Low Profile "Foot Locker" Antique Trunk - #252
Absolutely PERFECT for a coffee table with LOTs of character! Large, sturdy, well built with lots of heavy duty hardware. Exterior was originally covered in canvas and the interior covered in paper both of which was removed, revealing wood scrubbed and sanded to a beautiful natural patina. The hardware, square nails, and tin body sections were lightly sanded and then restored in a contrasting black and brass finish. Original leather straps and handles were far too detiorated to save and were also removed.

Both exterior and interior then given a light application of varnish, new leather straps and leather handles were installed.

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Antique trunk #252
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HUGE Low Profile flat Top Antique Trunk: 37"L x 22"D x 13"H
Low Profile antique trunks don't come larger than this. Would be a focal point in any room and would particularly be suited to be used as a coffee table under an appropriate thick glass top for that purpose.
 
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Large Flat Top Antique Steamer Trunk - #249
Nice and Solid, Completely restored all wood Flat Top with original tray and new 3-ply leather handles. Exterior was originally covered in canvas and interior covered with paper both of which were removed revealing the beatiful 100+ year old pine. Both inside and out were scrubbed with a bleach/water solution, dried, and then hand sanded.
Hardware was lightly wire brushed. Of note are the sought-after huge swirl impressions left on the inside wooden planks from the original rough cut at the saw mill! Original Lift Out Tray.

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Antique trunk #249'; return true
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Large Size Flat Top Antique Steamer Trunk: 30"L x 18"D x 20"H
Beautifully restored in a chestnut brown stain with 2 coats of Spar Varnish.
 
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Large-Mid Size Metal and Wood Dome Top Antique Steamer Trunk - #215
Restored green and gold pressed tin metal and wood antique trunk with handcrafted lift out tray. This trunk was originally restored decades and decades ago and the previous restorers used a dark green and gold finish on the pressed tin floral design similar to the original. The metal hardware securing the oak straps was also done at that time in a dark brass/gold finish, again staying true to form of the original. With the exception of some light sanding and touch ups we have kept this matching green and gold tone thoughout since it was in excellent condition. No working lock. The trunk and wood grain in general is of a dark patina, with both the exterior and interior have 3 coats of restorative spar varnish applied.
 
Antique Large Dome Top #215
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Large-Mid Size Dome Top Steamer Trunk: 30"L x 16"D x 22.5"H
A solid trunk with 4 roller wheels intact, new handcrafted lift out tray, no lock and right clasp has lost tension over the years - but neither detracts from the overall look of the trunk
 
$595.
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HUGE Martin Maier Dome Top Antique Steamer Trunk - #262
VERY RARE! Huge All Wood Martin Maier Dome Top with M and MM initialed and dated 1878 hardware, victorian lithographs throughout the inside, original liftout tray with covers which folds up into the lid, hidden lid compartments, new leather handles,

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Antique steamer trunk #262 Click Photo!
 
HUGE Dome Top Antique Trunk: 37"L x 22"D x 30"H
Originally covered in leather, beautifully and carefully restored resulting in a great natural 100+ year old patina on the pine wood and other features. Hardware was hand detailed to dispaly the Martin Maier initials "M" and "MM". Stunning trunk and doesnt get any better than this
 
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Small-Mid Size Flat Top Antique Steamer Trunk - #261
RARE - SALESMANS SAMPLER! Perfect For a Jewelry Box or Small Strong Box! This is a Small Flat Top Antique Trunk that was used as a Salesman's Sampler Trunk to Show Prospective Clients as an Example of What a Full Size Trunk Would Look Like! These Antique Trunks are VERY Rare since Not Many "Samples" Were Made To Begin With and They Were Discarded When New Models Came Out or Were Given to the Salesmans Children to Store Their Toys and Such.

Originally Covered in Canvas this "Sampler" has a Beautiful Natural Golden Reddish-Brown Patina to the Pine Wood Body with Dark Contrasting Oak Straps. Note the Brass Oak Clamps! The Black Japaning and Oxidation Were Removed which Revealed this Fantastic Brass Finish! Original Liftout Tray with Canvas Bottom Removed. New Leather Handles and and Original "Federal Banner" End Caps.
 
Antique steamer trunk #261 Click Photo!
 
Small-Mid Size Flat Top Antique Trunk: 20"L x 11"D x 13"H
Beautifully restored with great natural patina to both the hardware and wood. Not many of these made and not many of these survived the years of use!
 
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Mid-Large Size Flat Top Antique Trunk - #257
Affordable, Nice and Tight, Solid Antique All Wood Flat Top Trunk. Originally covered in canvas on the exterior and paper on the interior which when removed with a cleaning solution and then lightly sanded revealed the beautiful patina of 100+ year old wood! The outside heavy duty hardware was lightly sanded but still retaining much of the original black japanning used as a preservative in the 19th century. Two coats of Spar Varnish was applied for UV protection, wood preservation and hard surface sealer.

The two front lid latches in perfect condition with built-in lid lifts! We believe the leather handles are original to the trunk and are in excellent usable condition. The front male half of the lock is missing. A heavy duty handcrafted liftout tray. On the outside of the trunk was nailed a handwritten cardboard shipping label which will be included: Mr. Logan Page, West Brook, Conn. On the back is written Kayser, Thead Silk Hosiery.
 
Antique trunk #257 Click Photo!
 
Mid-Large Size Flat Top Antique Trunk: 28"L x 16"D x 18"H
Beautifully restored with a golden honey natural finish with provenance of ownership.
 
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HUGE Dome Top Antique Trunk - #256
RARE! STUNNING! We only get one or two of these HUGE high-end Dome Tops every few years! Exterior was originally covered in leather with LOTs of great dated hardware both of which makes this a high-end trunk back in the day it was manufactured. The interior was originally covered in paper. Both were removed which revealed a fantastic grain of the pine wood body and oak wood slats.

All of the outside hardware was meticulously sanded of the black japanning which covered it, and then polished resulting in a beautiful gun metal gray revealing all of the intricacies and detail -including the patent date of Oct 23, 1877!! The wood was then stained a Red Oak using Miniwax so as to bring out and contrast with the fantastic hardware. A black oak stain was applied to the sheet metal to again contrast with the hardware and wood, but also provide a translucence.

The interior and exterior was then applied with two coats of protective Spar Varnish for UV protection, wood preservation and hard surface sealer. The original heavy duty metal end caps were left and refitted with new leather handles. A handcrafted liftout tray was made. There are one or two pieces of hardware missing and repairs made over the years this trunk saw service. A period male half of the lock was installed as the original was missing.

This trunk is not an "every day user" but an excellent accent piece and a show stopper centerpiece for any room and has huge storage capacity.

 
Antique trunk #256 Click Photo!
 
HUGE Size Dome Top Antique Trunk: 37L x 23D x 33H
Beautifully restored in an overall dark Red Oak finish, polished hardware, with two coats of Spar Varnish. The initial "S" clearly stamped onto top hardware clamps, perfect personalization for first or last name, or even company name!
 
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Large Dome Top Antique Trunk - #255
Beautifully restored all wood classic dome top antique trunk! Exterior was originally covered in canvas and the interior covered in paper both of which was removed, revealing wood scrubbed and sanded to a beautiful natural patina. Dated hardware, square nails, and tin body sections were lightly sanded and then restored in a contrasting black and brass finish.
Original leather handles were far too deteriorated to save which were removed and replaced. A detailed "Makers Mark" lithograph in a black triangular shape indicating it was manufactured by the S.H.R. & Co but most intriguing is the creature depicted appearing to be the body of a bison or buffalo but the fantasy head of a tasmanian devil! Original Lithographs, Dated Hardware March 16, 1880, Lift Out Tray,

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Large Size Dome Top Antique Trunk: 30"L x 18"D x 24"H
A solid, well built dome top with everything a collector wants! Note that some of the planks have large swirl impressions in the wood from the blade of the original saw cut at the mill!
 
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Mid-Large Flat Top Antique Trunk - #253
A trunk sized for practically any room. The exterior was originally covered in canvas and the interior covered in paper both of which was removed, revealing wood scrubbed and sanded to a beautiful natural patina. The hardware, square nails, and tin body sections were lightly sanded and then restored in a contrasting black and brass finish.
Original leather handles were far too deteriorated to save which were removed and replaced. A beautifully detailed "Makers Mark" lithograph was able to be saved during the restoration and consisted of a Lion standing atop a trunk with its right paw on a federal shield with the letter D and emblazoned "Beauty and Strength".
 
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Mid to Large Siz Flat Top Antique Trunk: 28"L x 18"D x 20"H
A solid and affordable trunk which could be used in any size room. Perfect to be used as an end table!
 
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Large Flat Top Antique Steamer Trunk - #251
Nice and Solid, Completely restored all wood Flat Top, working lock no key, with original liftout tray and new 3-ply leather handles. Exterior was originally covered in canvas and interior covered with paper both of which were removed revealing the beatiful 100+ year old pine. Both inside and out were scrubbed with a bleach/water solution, dried, and then hand sanded.
Hardware was lightly sanded and wire brushed. Of note are the original bottom leather straps with buckles which were able to be saved, and saw impressions on wood planks from the original rough cut at the saw mill!!
 
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Large Size Flat Top Antique Trunk: 32"L x 18"D x 21"H
Beautifully restored in its natural yellow-brown-red pine patina which 2 coats of Spar Varnish brought out all the character of the oak straps and pine wood grain.
 
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Large Flat Top Antique Steamer Trunk - #250
Nice and Solid, Completely restored all wood Flat Top with handcrafted liftout tray and new 3-ply leather handles. Exterior was originally covered in canvas and interior covered with paper both of which were removed revealing the beatiful 100+ year old pine. Both inside and out were scrubbed with a bleach/water solution, dried, and then hand sanded.
Hardware was lightly wire brushed. Of note are the original manufacturer's label "Headley & Farmer, New York, Makder, Established 1847" on inside front.

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Antique trunk #250 Click Photo!
 
Large Size Flat Top Antique Steamer Trunk: 30"L x 18"D x 21"H
Beautifully restored in its natural yellow-brown-red patina which 2 coats of Spar Varnish brought out all the character of the oak straps and pine wood grain.
 
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IMPORTANT NOTICE: Due to our extensive availability of restored antique trunks, the manner and procedures in which we restore our trunks, and our high placement in the various search engines we receive over 10 calls per day and as many emails, every day, by well intentioned people asking us to provide opinions, comments, appraisals, and/or pricing on trunks which they own themselves. As you can imagine this can be overwhelming and take up quite a bit of our time as there is no "easy" answer, especially since all of these trunks are at best similar but not exact to each other.
So towards that end and trying to help without being overwhelmed while also being accurate, we can now offer written and verbal consultation, appraisal, and advice at $100. per trunk, non-refundable, paid in advance via Paypal. If this is something you would like to pursue and take advantage of first please email us at sales@thepirateslair.com and in the Subject line put "Trunk Appraisal". Please include what you are requesting us to do and we will contact you at that time for next steps.

 
Mid Size Dome Top Antique Steamer Trunk - #242
Beautifully restored all metal and wood Dome Top steamer trunk. Exterior of this 100+ year old antique trunk is of original pressed tin in a floral filigree design restored in a blue-silver finish. Exterior hardware and oak straps had their thick black japanning removed then completely scrubbed and lightly sanded with a dark translucent stain applied to the hardware. Interior paper was removed with the wood then being scrubbed and sanded. Trunk was finished only in two coats of clear satin spar varnish to provide UV and wood treatment protection but also allowing the natural patina and character of the wood grain to show. Non working lock. Handcrafted Lift Out Tray and New Leather Handles.
 
Antique Flat top trunk #242 Click Photo!
 
Mid Size Dome Top Steamer Trunk: 24"L x 14"D x 17"H
Beautifully restored, nice and tight antique trunk!
 
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Medium Size Dome Top Antique Steamer Trunk - #235
Beautifully restored all wood Dome Top in a rich honey brown patina. New leather handles, all hardware was wire brushed and black japanning applied. Exterior and interior paper covering was removed, trunk then scrubbed inside and out with a bleach/water solution, and hand sanded. Flat satin spar varnish was applied inside and out to preserve and bring out the grain in the wood. This is a nice tight trunk.
 
Antique trunk #235 Click Photo!
 
Mid Size Dome Top Antique Trunk: 28"L x 16"D x 20"H
Beautifully restored, nice and tight all wood dome top with a honey brown patina.
 
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Large Flat Top Antique Steamer Trunk - #226
A Nice and Solid Large All Wood Flat Top Antique Trunk restored in a light cherry finish inside and out. Exterior was originally covered in canvas which was removed, 100+ year old pine wood was then sanded and scrubbed. Exterior sheet metal was refereshed with a translucent black stain and the metal slat clamps were done in an antique gold. Interior paper was removed from both the trunk and original lift out tray, sanded, scrubbed and finished in a cherry stain.
New leather handles and end caps.

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Antique Flat Top #226 Click Photo!
 
Large Dome Top Antique Steamer Trunk: 32.5"L x 19"D x 21"H
Both interior and exterior were applied with two coats of satin spar varnish which highlights and protects the character of the wood and metal.
 
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Civil War Era Large-Mid Size All Wood Dome Top Steamer Trunk - #219
Nice and tight all wood antique trunk with original lift out tray. The construction method used on this trunk dates it to the 1840's to 1860's ie; one piece wooden top, oak slats with hand tapered ends without metal caps, securing and decorative rosettes throughout. The interior and exterior wood surfaces were covered with paper which was removed revealing the beautiful 150 year old wood.
The trunk was then scrubbed with bleach/water, sanded, stained to reveal all of grain and character, and 3 coats of spar varnish.
 
Antique Civil War Era Dome Top #219 Click Photo!
 
Large-Mid Size Dome Top Steamer Trunk: 28"L x 15"D x 17"H
A solid Civil War era trunk in a rich chestnut brown tone which will make this a centerpiece and focal point in any room. Also, planks on the inside of the trunk show the large swirl impressions mady by the saw blade from the mill when the planks were first cut!
 
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Large Size Flat Top Antique Steamer Trunk - #248
Completely restored all wood Flat Top with original tray, new leather handles, new leather straps, and original leather strap tie-down tabs and original lift out tray! Exterior was originally covered in canvas and interior covered with paper both of which were removed revealing the beatiful 100+ year old pine. Inside and out were scrubbed with a bleach/water solution, dried, and then hand sanded.
Hardware was lightly wire brushed, non-working lock. The leather strap securing tabs were saved during the restoration while the original leather straps were removed and replaced with new. Remnants of the original straps and leather handles will be included for provenance purposes. Of note are the sought-after huge swirl impressions left on the inside wooden planks from the original rough cut at the saw mill!
 
Antique trunk #248 Click Photo!
 
Large Size Flat Top Antique Steamer Trunk: 32"L x 19"D x 22"H
Beautifully restored, original leather strap securing tabs were saved, original lift out tray, new leather straps and 3-ply leather handles.
 
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Mid Size Flat Top Antique Steamer Trunk - #247
This was a high end trunk made for rough transportation and lots of use. Exterior was originally covered in canvas and the interior covered in paper which were both removed to reveal the beautiful patina of 100+ year old pine. Lots of hardware on this one from the heavy duty latches with lid lifts, lid guides, wood protectors along the oak straps, edge protectors, and ornate corner clamps. The trunk is also leather trimmed along the edges and had heavy duty leather straps with the bottom half with buckle being restored.
Both interior and exterior pine was scrubbed, lightly sanded along with two coats of spar varnish were applied to provide UV and wood treatment protection. The spar varnish also allows the natural patina and character of the wood grain and metal surfaces to show. Original Lift Out Tray, New 3-ply Leather Handles, Working Lock and Key!
 
Antique Dome Top trunk #247 Click Photo!
 
Mid size Flat Top Antique Steamer Trunk: 29"L x 17"D x 13"H
Beautifully restored with lots of original hardware, leather trim, original liftout tray, and inside planks showing circular impressions in the wood left from the saw mill!
 
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HUGE Dome Top Antique Steamer Trunk - #246
Traditional all metal dome top design with plenty of solid hardware. Beautiful 100+ year old pine was revealed on the inside after removing the paper. Metal exterior was originally finished in black japanning and a bright gold both of which oxidized over time. In restoring the exterior metal all metal surfaces were lightly sanded and japanning on the oak straps was completely removed.
Then a light swipe of red oak stain was applied to both the gold-finished metal and oak straps along with a black walnut stain applied to metal trim. Two coats of spar varnish were applied to both interior and exterior surfaces so as to provide UV and wood treatment protection which also allows the natural patina and character of the wood grain and metal surfaces to show. New Handcrafted Lift Out Tray, New 3-ply Leather Handles, Working Lock and Key!
 
Antique Dome Top trunk #246 Click Photo!
 
HUGE size Dome Top Antique Steamer Trunk: 37"L x 21"D x 26"H
Beautifully restored resulting in a unique translucent golden brown exterior finish blending the original oxidized bright gold with a hint of dark red.
 
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Super Huge Dome Top Antique Steamer Trunk - #238
UNIQUE and RARE!!! Beautifully restored all wood Dome Top with lots of intricate matching hardware and beautiful leather trim. Lock is non-working but with Oct 2 1888, April 3 1884 and March 2 1888 Patent Dates!. The trunk has been finished in a rich honey brown patina complementing the black of the hardware and leather. New leather handles. A flat satin spar varnish was applied inside and out to preserve and bring out the grain in the wood along with UV protection
This is a nice tight, beautifully restored trunk with Heavy Duty front latches and rear hinges! Has TWO Original Lift Out Trays! Top Tray lifts up into the lid and also has a liftable tray!! First of these we have seen! Read about them but never seen!
 
Antique trunk #238 Click Photo!
 
Super Huge Flat Top Antique Steamer Trunk: 35"L x 22"D x 29"H
Beautifully restored, nice and tight all wood dome top with lots of matching hardware and heavy duty front latches and rear hinges.
 
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Large Flat Top Antique Steamer Trunk - #234
Beautifully restored all wood 19th Century Flat Top in a rich honey brown patina with lots of character and knots in the grain. New leather handles, all hardware was wire brushed and black japanning applied. LOTS of unique hardware on this one. Exterior canvas and interior paper covering were removed, trunk then scrubbed inside and out with a bleach/water solution, and hand sanded. Nail heads highlighted with gold leaf, hardware black japanned. LIFT OUT TRAY w/ VICTORAN LITHOGRAPH DESIGNS, WORKING LOCK AND KEY! Flat satin spar varnish was applied inside and out to preserve and bring out the grain in the wood. This is a nice tight trunk.
 
Antique trunk #234 Click Photo!
 
Large Size Dome Top Antique Trunk: 32"L x 20"D x 23"H
Beautifully restored, nice and tight all wood dome top with a honey brown patina, pine body has lots of character. Perfect for storage, as an end table or coffee table, or shadow box!
 
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Large Size Dome Top Antique Steamer Trunk - #231
All Metal and Wood Dome Top Antique Trunk. Outside left in Original Condition as it was made - Pressed Tin Faux-Canvas in an Army Green! Black japaning on the hardware and clear lacquer on the oak slats at 95%. Original liftout tray, maker label, cute young girl in Civil War Union Blue Tunic and Kepi Hat, dated March 1880 hardware, and original owner's name and location (Lillie Reed, Cressona, PA) make this an absolute one-of-a-kind antique trunk. The only thing done to the exterior was an application of two coats for protective satin spar varnish. The interior was covered in paper which was also carefully removed but left intact the original Victorian Lithograph located in the lid and manufacturer's label was saved
 
Antique Dome Top #231 Click Photo!
 
Large Size Dome Top Antique Trunk: 33"L x 19"D x 23"H
A nice solid trunk beautifully restored antique trunk left almost in the same condition as when it was first built over 100 years ago. Large swirling impressions left in the wood gives an indication of just how huge these blades and saws were! The Victorian Lithograph is very detailed and a highlight of the trunk and complementary to the "Army Green" faux-canvas pressed tin exterior.
 
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Huge Dome Top Antique Steamer Trunk - #227
One of the Largest Dome Tops We've Had! Huge All Metal and Wood Dome Top Antique Trunk restored in a Rich Dark Forest Green with Red Mahogany highlights on the pressed tin filigree floral design, translucent black on the sheet metal, red mahogany on the oak straps, and a dark golden finish on the hardware and lock. The interior was originally covered in paper which was removed but keeping intact the original Victorian Lithograph found on inside lid. The interior wood was then scrubbed, sanded and stained red mahogany to match the exterior oak straps.
Dated Hardware was found, March 1880. New leather handles and original end caps, a very kewl but non working lock, new handcrafted lift out tray.
 
Antique Dome Top #227 Click Photo!
 
HUGE Dome Top Antique Steamer Trunk: 35"L x 22"D x 28"H
Both interior and exterior were applied with two coats of satin spar varnish which highlights and protects the character of the wood and metal.
 
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Large Roll Top Antique Steamer Trunk - #221
Large size roll top trunk in a light brown-yellow pine finish. Unique front latches which twist lock into place with patent date June 26, 1833. Original hidden compartment in the lid!! Handcrafted Liftout Tray, New Leather Handles and End Caps. Working lock AND key. The exterior canvas has been removed as well as the interior paper covering to reveal the 130 year old wood beneath, which was then scrubbed and sanded. The maker mark paper tag was able to be saved, "F.E. Barnard & Co, Worcester, Mass" along with some Victorian Lithograph design along the edge of the compartment cover.
 
Antique Flat Top #221 Click Photo!
 
Large Size Roll Top Steamer Trunk: 30"L x 19"D x 21"H
A beautifully restored antique trunk in a rich light yellow-brown finish which will make this a centerpiece and focal point in any room. The two unique dated (June 26, 1877) front latches work well and will be a topic of conversation.
 
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Mid-Large Size Flat Top Antique Trunk - #244
Fantastic Mid to Large size all wood flat top trunk with LOTS of unique hardware in a golden tone and oak straps on all sides, and Leather Trim on all edges front and back. Exterior of this 100+ year old antique trunk was originally covered in canvas which was removed to reveal the beautiful patina of this 100 year old pine. The oak straps were originally covered in a black japanning which was also removed to reveal the beautiful grain of the wood.
The original bottom front leather hold down straps were able to be saved which gives this trunk another level of authenticity. The interior paper was removed with the wood then being scrubbed and sanded. Two coats of spar varnish were applied to both interior and exterior surfaces so as to provide UV and wood treatment protection which also allows the natural patina and character of the wood grain and metal surfaces to show. Lock plate has the manufacturers name: Excelsior Lock Co, Newark, NJ. Handcrafted Lift Out Tray and New Leather Handles were added. Working Lock AND Key!!!
 
Antique Dome Top trunk #244 Click Photo!
 
Large Size Dome Top Antique Trunk: 28"L x 18"D x 22"H
Beautifully restored nice and tight antique trunk with fantastic hardware all over. Based upon the leather tied downs, all of the hardware including heavy duty latches, top of the line lock, oak straps on all sides, top and bottom indicates that this trunk was originally crafted for a well-heeled traveler!
 
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Large Size Dome Top Antique Steamer Trunk - #243
RARE! This trunk shows positive proof that the antique steamer trunks were originally made from wood scraps and crafted by apprentices! Beautifully restored all metal and wood Dome Top Dome Top with Original Surviving Unique Green Cloisonne Finish. Exterior of this 100+ year old antique trunk is of original sheet metal tin with a green cloisonne finish! Exterior hardware has lightly sanded to remove the black japanning revealing intricate designs. The oak straps and tin finishes were left as originally crafted over 100 years ago! nd oak straps had their thick black japanning removed then completely scrubbed and lightly sanded with a dark translucent stain applied to the hardware.
The interior paper was removed with the wood then being scrubbed and sanded. Once the paper was removed we found that the pine planks were made from old crates with black and red stencils! It appears that at least 4 different crates were used to make the body of this trunk! Over the years many of us antique trunk restorers have found that these trunks were originally made just from scraps of wood which were given to entry level apprentices to make these trunks and learn the wood-working craft! This is proof positive that this assumption is correct. First Ever!
Two coats of spar varnish were applied to both interior and exterior surfaces so as to provide UV and wood treatment protection which also allows the natural patina and character of the wood grain and metal surfaces to show. VERY unique Non working double lock with a great design. Handcrafted Lift Out Tray and New Leather Handles.
 
Antique Dome Top trunk #243 Click Photo!
 
Large Size Dome Top Antique Steamer Trunk: 36"L x 21"D x 26"H
Beautifully restored one-of-a-kind antique trunk illustrating and documenting the construction material used over 100 years ago! Surviving Green Cloisonne Exterior Finish. Double Lock, nice and tight antique trunk!
 
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Large Size Dome Top Antique Steamer Trunk - #233
Completely restored all wood Dome Top with original tray, new leather handles and leather tie-down straps. Unique Brass Lock, non-working. Exterior originally covered in leather with paper interior which was removed, scrubbed inside and out with a bleach/water solution, and hand sanded. Hardware was wire brushed and then a black japanning paint was applied. Flat satin spar varnish was applied inside and out to preserve and bring out the grain in the wood.
Note the two hidden compartments in the lid, makers label and lithograph!!
 
Antique trunk #233 Click Photo!
 
Large Size Dome Top Antique Trunk: 31"L x 19"D x 24"H
Beautifully restored, nice and tight all wood dome top with a dark patina.
 
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Mid-Large Size Flat Top Antique Steamer Trunk - #241
Affordable, Solid Antique Trunk! Beautifully restored all wood Flat Top with lots of tradtional hardware. Exterior of this antique trunk was originally covered in canvas with interior covered in paper, both were removed. Trunk was finished in an "Early American" stain bringing out the intricacies and character of the pine wood grain. Non working lock, front latches do not have clips, no liftout tray. New leather handles. Flat satin spar varnish was applied inside and out to preserve and bring out the grain in the wood along with UV protection.
 
Antique Flat top trunk #241 Click Photo!
 
Mid-Large Size Flat Top Antique Trunk: 28"L x 18"D x 22"H
Beautifully restored in an American Heritage dark finish.
 
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Mid-Large Size Flat Top Steamer Trunk - #240
Nice Solid Rugged Looking Trunk! Beautifully restored all wood Flat Top with lots of heavy duty hardware. Exterior of this antique trunk was originally covered in canvas with interior covered in paper, both were removed resulting in a natural rich honey-brown reddish-brown patina with great character. Non Working Lock. New leather handles and handcrafted lift out tray. Flat satin spar varnish was applied inside and out to preserve and bring out the grain in the wood along with UV protection.
 
Antique Flat top trunk #240 Click Photo!
 
Mid-Large Size Flat Top Antique Trunk: 28"L x 18"D x 22"H
Beautifully restored, nice and tight trunk.
 
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Very Large Dome Top Antique Steamer Trunk - #239
Civil War Era w/ Original Brass Cap Buttons!!! Over 3' Long!! Beautifully restored all wood Dome Top with simple 1850-1870 construction method and original brass capped nails!!! Exterior of the antique trunk originally covered in canvas with interior covered in paper which was removed and finished in a naturally rich honey brown reddish-brown patina. No key. New leather handles and handcrafted lift out tray. Flat satin spar varnish was applied inside and out to preserve and bring out the grain in the wood along with UV protection.
 
Antique Dome Top Civil War era trunk #239 Click Photo!
 
Very Large Top Antique Steamer Trunk: 37"L x 20"D x 23"H
Beautifully restored civil war era 1850-1870 antique steamer trunk.
 
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Super Huge Flat Top Antique Steamer Trunk - #237
Beautifully restored all wood flat top with lots of intricate hardware and beautiful leather trim and leather design work. Lock is non-working. The trunk has been finished in a rich honey brown patina complementing the black of the hardware and leather. New leather securing straps and leather handles. A flat satin spar varnish was applied inside and out to preserve and bring out the grain in the wood along with UV protection This is a nice tight, beautifully restored trunk with Heavy Duty front latches and rear hinges!
 
Antique trunk #237 Click Photo!
 
Super Huge Flat Top Antique Steamer Trunk: 37"L x 21"D x 24"H
Beautifully restored, nice and tight all wood dome top with lots of hardware and heavy duty front latches and rear hinges
 
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Large Dome Top Antique Steamer Trunk - #236
Beautifully restored wood and metal dome top with the intricate exterior tin filigree restored in a black and gold relief with matching hardware and rosettes. The outside oak straps and inside pine body was finished in a rich honey brown patina complementing the exterior black/gold relief. New leather handles. LOTS of unique hardware and intricate filigree design on this one. Upon removal of interior paper the trunk was then scrubbed inside and out with a bleach/water solution, and hand sanded. A Flat satin spar varnish was applied inside and out to preserve and bring out the grain in the wood. This is a nice tight, beautifully restored trunk. WORKING LOCK AND KEY! Large Hidden Compartment and TWO Original Lithographs located in the lid!
 
Antique trunk #236 Click Photo!
 
Large Size Dome Top Antique Steamer Trunk: 32"L x 18"D x 24"H
Beautifully restored, nice and tight metal and wood dome top with intricately patterned filigree design.
 
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Large Size Flat Top Antique Steamer Trunk - #230
Beautifully Restored Inside and Out in with Natural 100 Year Old Patina on the Pine Body with a Darker Contrasting Stain on the Oak Straps. Sheet Metal restored in a Translucent Black with Hardware Finished in an Antique Gold with a Greenish Tint for Contrasting. Exterior was Originally Covered in Canvas and the Interior Covered in Paper, Both Were Removed, Wood Scrubbed, Sanded, Stained and Two Coats of Satin Spar Varnish Applied. All Hardware Slat Clamps, Front Latches and Lock were Rub Applied with a Dark Gold Finish and the Hand Rubbed with a Black Oak Stain for Contrast. Original Antique Lithograph Found on the Inside Lid of a Girl with Lamb. New Handcrafted Lift Out Tray, New Leather Handles and End Caps, Both Front Latches have Built-in Lid Lifts, Working Lock AND Key!!
 
Antique Dome Top #230 Click Photo!
 
Mid-Large Size Top Antique Steamer Trunk: 35"L x 21.5"D x 21.5"H
A nice solid flat top trunk with beautifully restored in a natural pine finish with contrasting hardware.
 
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Large Size Dome Top Antique Steamer Trunk - #229
All Wood Dome Top Antique Trunk restored in a Rich Cherry Finish, Translucent Blackened Sheet Metal and Contrasting Sanded and Polished Hardware! The Exterior was Originally Covered in Leather which some time in the past was removed and painted a navy gray. Most of the navy gray paint was removed to reveal the preserved pine beneath. The interior was covered in paper which was also carefully removed but left intact the original Victorian Lithograph located in the lid consisting of a montage of birds, a woman in period dress and a beached fishing sail boat.
Once the navy gray paint, black japaning and interior paper were removed all of the 100+ year old wood was scrubbed, sanded, and stained with two coats of satin spar varnish being applied to protect the wood and metal surfaces. New leather handles and dark brass end caps, new handcrafted lift out tray, stamped and dated hardware of March 16 1880, working lock AND key!
 
Antique Dome Top #229 Click Photo!
 
Large Size Dome Top Antique Steamer Trunk: 31"L x 19"D x 25"H
A nice solid trunk beautifully restored in a cherry wood finish with polished contrasting hardware. Beautiful and HUGE swirl impressions are left in the wood from the original cutting at the pre-electricity saw mill which give an indication of just how huge these blades and saws were! The Victorian Lithograph is very detailed and a highlight of the trunk. This will be a centerpiece in any room placed!
 
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Mid-Large Size Flat Top Antique Steamer Trunk - #228
All Wood Flat Top Antique Trunk restored in a Rich Cherry Finish, Translucent Blackened Sheet Metal and Contrasting Red Mahogany Rubbed Latches with Built-in Lid Lifts, Lock, Lock Plate, and Securing Hardware for the Oak Straps! The Exterior was Originally Covered in Canvas while the interior was covered in paper. Both were removed then the revealed 100+ year old wood was scrubbed, sanded, stained and two coats of satin spar varnish were applied. The spar varnish is a preservative to both the wood and metal hardware as well as providing UV protection from sunlit rooms. New leather handles and dark brass end caps, new handcrafted lift out tray, working lock AND key!
 
Antique Flat Top #228) Click Photo!
 
Mid-Large Size Top Antique Steamer Trunk: 29"L x 19"D x 21.5"H
A nice solid trunk with beautifully restored in a cherry wood finish with contrasting hardware.
 
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Large Dome Top Antique Steamer Trunk - #225
A fantastic Large All Metal Wood Dome Top antique trunk restored in a dark red mahogany/plum exterior finish. Intricately detailed dated hardware (Oct 1 1877) is cast iron! Unique roller wheel hardware. Interior paper was removed, Victorian Lithographics which were saved along with the Green Document and Passport Pouch, and TWO hidden lid compartments this trunk was made for someone well heeled and is heavy!
Interior wood refinished in natural state. New Leather handles, a custom made handcrafted lift out tray, and dated hardware October 1, 1877.
 
Antique Dome Top #225 Click Photo!
 
Large Dome Top Antique Steamer Trunk: 28.5"L x 18.5"D x 26"H
Beautiful intricately detailed cast iron hardware sanded down to bare metal, very light touch of antique gold and translucent black oak stain, and coat of spar varnish sets off and contrasts this hardware with the black and dark plum metal body and red oak wooden straps
 
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Flat Top Antique Trunk - #217
A fantastic large-size antique trunk originally manufactured in the 1850-1860's style with minimal hardware, uncapped oak straps and rosette fasteners, restored in a natural pine finish. The exterior leather has been removed as well as the interior paper covering to reveal the 150 year old wood beneath, which was then scrubbed and interior sanded. There is alot of character to this trunk with the unique wood grain, and due to its authenticity it was "rescued" from being used in Civil War re-enactments here in Virginia!
New leather handles and caps replaced the old worn out leather. Working lock but no key, new handcrafted liftout tray, and dated hardware, November 30, 1869 and original manufacturer label (F. Carlton, NY, NY) located in the lid make this a sought after trunk. #217
 
Antique Civil War Era #217 Click Photo!
 
Large Size Flat Top Trunk: 33"L x 19"D x 18"H
A beautiful flat top restored in a rich pine yellow-reddish-brown finish will make this a great centerpiece in any room.
 
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Unique Large Size Wooden Flat Top Antique Steamer Trunk - #212
Rare! THREE Stackable Lift-out Trays and Leather Trim! Beautifully restored, WM Lorenz marker-mark on both outside and inside. Trunk has original wood grain, no stain only 3 coats of spar varnish applied. This unique trunk had 3 lift out trays for easier access to packed contents, with the top tray having a special hook mechanism to hold it in the lid. Note the special brass nail caps/studs on the top and front. This trunk has the original leather handles that are in perfect shape as well as the original lift out tray. New leather handles with original unique handle end caps. There have only been 3 coats of spar varnish applied to preserve and protect. Just a nice tight well preserved and restored all wood flat top trunk
 
Antique Large Flat Top Steamer Trunk #212 Click Photo!
 
Large Size Flat Top Steamer Steamer Trunk: 31"L x 19.5"D x 23.5"H
A unqiue, nice and solid, tight trunk which would be perfect as a coffee table. Originally covered in canvas with remnants saved for the new owner. All exterior canvas and interior paper coverings were removed, trunk scrubbed and sanded. Two of the lift out trays are original and a third needed to be replaced with a new handcrafted tray.
 
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Low Profile Antique Steamer Trunk - #204
A beautiful light finished all wood low profile antique trunk with leather trim along the edges! The exterior was originally covered in canvas and the interior covered with paper. When these coverings were removed, wood scrubbed and sanded it revealed a beautiful light blonde patina that only 100+ year old wood can achieve! Hardware was given a light sanding and polishing to removed the japaned coating and then left in its natural gun metal gray patina. The leather trim was treated to bring out its luster. New Leather Handles, No Lift Out Tray, Working Lock AND Key!
 
Antique Steamer Trunk #203 Click Photo!
 
Large Low Profile Flat Top Antique Steamer Trunk: 32"L x 19"D x 12"H
A Nice and Tight Low Profile All Wood Antique Trunk Left with a Wonderful Light Blonde Patina.
 
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Very Large Metal Dome Top Steamer Trunk - #203
A beautiful metal and wood dometop with a blue-on-silver metalic finish to closely resemble the original color scheme which was partially saved along the inside rim! The outside hardware was given a light black and Red Oak stain coating while the inside paper was removed, wood surface sanded, stained in a rich red oak, and finally 3 coats of spar varnish was applied to the interior and exterior. New Leather Handles and End Caps, Original Lift Out Tray, Working Lock But No Key, Dated July 9, 1872!
 
Antique Steamer Trunk #203 Click Photo!
 
Large Dome Top Antique Steamer Trunk: 34"L x 18.5"D x 24"H
A Nice and Tight Dome Top Antique Trunk with A Beautifully Refinished Metallic Blue-on-Silver Filigree Design. Wood was done in a rich and pleasing Red Oak stain which brought out all of the character of the wood!
 
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Restored Antique Chest Furniture, Antique Steamer Trunks, Antique Trunks, and Steamer Chests can also be used as Military Retirement Shadow Box for a Navy Retirement Ceremony. Antique Hope Chests, Antique China Chests and Silverware Chests to store your Naval China dishes, plates, cups and saucers as well as a Silverware Chest to store your vintage Navy forks, knives, spoons and serving utensils.
What better way to outfit a waterfront home, or a Captains Cabin than a antique china chest, steamer chest, or steamer trunk by Jenny Lind or Lois Vuitton!

The authentic antique nautical home furnishings found on this web site are all vintage and antique trunks and nautical furniture.
Original nautical decor and nautical theme is authentic and there are no reproductions offered for sale at The Pirates Lair.
All offered nautical coffee tables, nautical trunks and desks are with a nautical theme are from restored WW2 Liberty Ship and Victory Ship Wooden Hatch Covers.


All antique steamer trunks and steamer chests are either of the dome top or flat top variety. Also known as humpback or hump back. The antique furniture restoration of these steamer trunks can also be used as antique hope chests or antique blanket chests which can be placed at the foot of your bed.

The expert antique restoration information for antique steamer trunks found on The Pirates Lair is available on the web site for WW2 US Navy Liberty Ship Wooden Hatch Covers are authentic as well as the nautical tables, nautical coffee tables and vintage nautical furniture.
Only authentic antique steamer trunks and chests will be found at The Pirates Lair, 540 659 6209
The U.S. Navy nautical antique steamer trunk and restored antique trunk furniture, nautical home furnishings are made up of antique nautical tables, vintage nautical coffee tables, and other nautical decor with a nautical theme.