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Large Size Flat Top All Wood Antique Trunk, Fully Restored. Beautiful Rich, Even, Butternut Brown Pine Wood with Lots of Character to the Grain, Darker Oak Straps for Great Contrasting with the Lighter Pine and Black Hardware, Great Heavy Duty Hardware, Sawmill Blade Impressions Clearly Visible on Inside Planks, Handcrafted Lift Out Tray, Working Lock AND Key!! - #265

Perfect for a Military or Navy Shadow Box! Exterior was originally convered in canvas, interior covered with paper both of which were removed, trunk scrubbed with cleaning solution, lightly sanded and stained to bring out the grain, two applications of Spar Varnish applied inside and out to protect the wood and hardware.
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Antique Trunk #265 Antique Trunk #265

Antique Trunk #265 Antique Trunk #265

Antique Trunk #265

Antique Trunk #265

Antique Trunk #265

Antique Trunk #265

Large Size Flat Top Antique Trunk - #265
All Wood Flat Top Trunk Beautifully Restored. Originally covered in canvas on the outside and paper on the inside both of which were removed, wood scrubbed, lightly sanded, and stained revealing all of the character and grain of the pine wood body and oak slats. New handcrafted lift out tray and new leather handles were installed. Working Lock AND Key!
Civil War Antique trunk #265 Click Photo!
Large Size Flat Top Antique Trunk: 34"L x 20"D x 23"H
A nice solid and tight flat top trunk! Front latches have plenty of spring, iron lid lift above the lock, a beautiful contrasting light-dark brown body, darker oak straps and black japaned hardware. Will be a focal point in any room.
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Antique Trunks as a Shadow Box and Storage Chest!
Customer Photographic Examples of our Antique Trunks Being used as a Military or Naval Retirement Shadow Box and Storage Chest!!
Military or Naval Retirement Ceremony Shadow Box
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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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