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Large-Mid Size Civil War era (1840's - 1860's) All Wood Dome Top Trunk with Original Lift Out Tray. Beautifully Restored Inside and Out in a Rich Light Brown American Chestnut. Both the Exterior and Interior Paper Covering were Removed, Scrubbed, Sanded and 3 Coats of Applied Spar Varnish. Working Lock but No Key. Planks on inside of trunk shows the blade impressions from the saw mill when the wood was first cut! If you are seeking a Civil War period piece then this is it! - #219

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Antique Civil War Dome Top Steamer Trunk #219 Antique Dome Top Steamer Trunk #219

Antique Civil War Dome Top Steamer Trunk #219 Antique Civil War Dome Top Steamer Trunk #219

Antique Civil War Dome Top Steamer Trunk #219 Antique Civil War Dome Top Steamer Trunk #219

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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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!

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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