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Large-Mid Size All Wood Antique Roll Top Trunk with Hidden Compartment in the Lid, Original Maker Marks and Victorian Lithograph Design Remnants. Unique Twist Lock Front Latches with Dated Hardware, June 26, 1877. Handcrafted Lift Out Tray, New Leather Handles and End Caps. Beautifully Restored Inside and Out in a Rich Light Yellow-Brown Pine Finish. Both the Exterior Leather and Interior Paper Covering were Removed, Scrubbed, Sanded and 3 Coats of Applied Spar Varnish.
Dated Hardware, Liftout Tray, Unique Front Latches, Maker Mark, Working Lock AND Key - Doesn't Get Much Better Than This! - #221

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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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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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