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Beautiful and Stunning Flat Top or Roll Top Antique Trunk, All Wood Large Size with TWO Lift Out Trays! Fantastic Patina to the specially cut Oak Wood Straps giving them the sought after "Tiger Stripes", and beautiful grain and character of the Pine Wood body. Heavy Duty Hardware Latches with Lid Lifts and Lid Edge Guides, Brass Lock and Lid Lift! Original Lower Tray Still With Fabric Cross-Netting! New Handcrafted Top Lift Out Tray. Original Cast Iron End Caps were Saved and Re-Installed with Aged Cow-Hide Leather Handles! Working Lock AND Key!! - #266


Folks, this is a fantastic heavy duty very sound and tight antique trunk which should give another 100 years of use! The exterior of this trunk was originally covered in canvas and the interior with a thin paper covering, both of which were removed, scrubbed, lightly sanded to reveal a beautiful patina and grain that only 100 years of seasoning can achieve. There are also large swirl impressions left on the inside planks from the blade of the saw mill, called the rough cut. Three notable points of interest are being able to use and reinstall the original cast iron end caps, original bottom tray with intact fabric, and a fantastic looking lock and lock plate.

PERFECT as a Coffee Table or Naval Shadow Box to store Uniforms, Flags, Medals and Service Memorabilia! This will be a showpiece and eye catcher in any room! Note that this is what we call "roll top" in that it is not entirely flat on top. Were able to save canvas side panel remnants with stenciled original owners initials I.P. Folks, this was a top-of-the-line trunk when it was originally made over 100 years ago, and still is!

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Antique Trunk #266

Antique Trunk #266

 
Large Roll Top/Flat Top Antique Trunk - #266
Handsome and Elegant is this All Wood Fully Restored Antique Trunk with "Tiger Stripes" on the specially cut Oak Wood Straps! Two Lift Out trays with bottom one being original and the top newly handcrafted, deep and wide. Swirling Blade impressions left on the inside pine boards from the saw mill over 100 years ago! Original cast iron end caps were saved and reinstalled with aged cowhide leather handles. Heavy duty hardware throughout with an absolutely fantasic original brass lock and lock plate. Extra thick pine wood body, beautifully cut oak wood slats. Working Lock AND Key!!!
 
Antique trunk #266 Click Photo!
 
Large Size Roll Top/Flat Top Antique Trunk: 28"L x 19"D x 22.5"H
This is just one nice and tight, heavy and handsomely elegant antique trunk with all of the features that one would want. This would be particularly well suited to being used as a Shadow Box and Storage Trunk for a Military or Naval Retirement Gift. This trunk is VERY heavy for its size due to the upgraded and thicker than usual pine planking used when making it. Working Lock and Key.
 
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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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