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Fantastic 100+ Year Old All Wood Antique Trunk in Flat Top Style with LOADS of Heavy Duty Latches and Original Golden Toned Hardware on All Sides. The Beautifully Grained Oak Straps on all Sides Contrast Wonderfully with the Aged Patina of 100+ Year Old Pine! Two Coats of Spar Varnish was Applied for UV Protection and Wood Preservation. New Handcrafted Lift Out Tray and New Leather Handles - This is One Trunk Which Will be the Centerpiece of any Room! Working Lock AND Key!!! #244

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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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Customer Photographic Examples of our Antique Trunks Being used as a Military or Naval Retirement Shadow Box and Storage Chest!!
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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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