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Beautiful and Stunning Dome Top Antique Trunk, All Wood Large Size, Original Liftout Tray with Functioning doors, Hidden Compartment in Lid and Victorian Lithographs Throughout! Fantastic Patina to the Extra Thick Pine Wood Body, Oak Straps and Contrasting Hardware. Original Tin End Caps were Saved and Re-Installed with New Leather Handles! Original cloth and leather lift and securing tabs on the liftout tray! Working Lock AND Key!! - #267


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 is an old dark stain on the bottom of the trunk from where something was spilled but doesn't detract. There are also large swirl impressions left on the inside planks from the blade of the saw mill, called the rough cut. Other details too many to mention such as still retaining the original cloth and leather lift and securing tabs, all copper original lid stay, original front iron lid lift, etc etc.

PERFECT for the antique trunk collector, professional decorator, homeowner decorating to period or juxtaposing a contemporary decor with updated victorian items. Any which way, this will be a showpiece and eye catcher in any room or home! This was a top-of-the-line trunk when it was originally made over 100 years ago, and still is today!

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Note the thick wide oak wood slats on the top and front of this trunk and the contrasting hardware working lock and built-in metal lid lift. To the right illustrates the RARE original Victorian Lithographs covering the "hidden secret" lid compartment and the covers of the original liftout tray. The colors are vibrant, clear and crisp which have been sealed twice to prevent any future damage or decay.
Antique Trunk #267

Antique Trunk #267
Again, different angles of this antique trunk showing the thick oak wood slats and the contrasting hardware.
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One of the main features of this trunk is the original lift out tray with working covers and original leather and cloth lifts. The entire liftout tray was covered in a thin paper which needed to be removed, which revealed the beautiful pine wood beneath kept safe for over 100 years!
Antique Trunk #267

Antique Trunk #267



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Large Dome Top Antique Trunk - #267
This Antique Trunk Has it All! All Wooden Dome Top, Stunning Original Victorian Lithographs Throughout, Original and Complete Liftout Tray, Hidden Lid Compartments, Solid Hardware with Extra Thick Upgraded Pine Body with GREAT grain and character! Original tin end caps were saved and reinstalled with new leather handles. Working Lock AND Key!!!
 
Antique dome top trunk #267 Click Photo!
 
Large Size Dome Top Antique Trunk: 28"L x 19"D x 24"H
This is a nice and tight, heavy and handsomely elegant antique trunk with all of the features that one would want. This trunk is VERY heavy for its size due to the upgraded and thicker than usual pine planking used when making it. The details are too many to mention, such as still retains the original cloth and leather lift and securing tabs on the liftout tray! Victorian Lithographs are bright, detailed and stunningly beautiful. 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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