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A Nice and Solid 100+ Year Old Flat Top Antique Trunk also known as a Low Profile and Foot Locker! Solid Contrasting Hardware, Plenty of Tension in the Front Two Latches. A Handsome Antique Trunk with Lots of Character, a Rich Light Reddish Brown and Two Coats of Restorative Spar Varnish Applied Inside and Out. Perfect for Use as a Military Foot Locker, Shadowbox, or US Navy Shadow Box! Working Lock AND Key!! - 275


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IMPORTANT NOTICE: Due to our extensive availability of restored antique trunks, the manner and procedures in which we restore our trunks, and our high placement in the various search engines we receive over 10 calls per day and as many emails, every day, by well intentioned people asking us to provide opinions, comments, appraisals, and/or pricing on trunks which they own themselves. As you can imagine this can be overwhelming and take up quite a bit of our time as there is no "easy" answer, especially since all of these trunks are at best similar but not exact to each other.
So towards that end in trying to help without being overwhelmed while also being accurate, we can now offer written and verbal consultation, appraisal, and advice at $100. per trunk, non-refundable, paid in advance via Paypal.
If this is something you would like to take advantage of first please email us at sales@thepirateslair.com and in the Subject line put "Trunk Appraisal". Please include what you are requesting us to do and we will contact you at that time for next steps.

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Refurbished Trunks #275 Refurbished Antique Trunks #275

Refurbished Antique Trunk #275 Refurbished Antique Trunk #275

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Due to our extensive availability of restored antique trunks, the manner and procedures in which we restore our trunks, and our high placement in the various search engines we receive over 10 calls per day and as many emails, every day, by well intentioned people asking us to provide opinions, comments, appraisals, and/or pricing on trunks which they own themselves. As you can imagine this can be overwhelming and take up quite a bit of our time as there is no "easy" answer, especially since all of these trunks are at best similar but not exact to each other.
So towards that end and trying to help without being overwhelmed while also being accurate, we can now offer written and verbal consultation, appraisal, and advice at $100. per trunk, non-refundable, paid in advance via Paypal.
If this is something you would like to take advantage of first please email us at sales@thepirateslair.com and in the Subject line put "Trunk Appraisal". Please include what you are requesting us to do and we will contact you at that time for next steps.

 
Flat Top Low Profile "Foot Locker" Antique Trunk - #275
A nice solid fully restored handsome flat top antique trunk also known as a Low Profile or Foot Locker. Solid contrasting hardware thoughout with left and right latches having plenty of spring. Perfect as a naval or military foot locker with shadowbox or coffee table.

A working Brass Lock and Key!
 
Antique dome top refurbished trunks foot locker Click Photo!
 
Refurbished Antique Trunk: 32.5"L x 19"D x 12.5"H
A good solid trunk, perfect for use as a military foot locker or navy shadowbox to display medals, ribbons, flags and to store uniforms. Originally covered in canvas on the exterior and thin paper covering on the interior both of which were removed, wood scrubbed with a solution of bleach and water, lightly sanded to bring out the 100 year old wood grain, and then spar varnished thoughout.
 
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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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The following Text is soley for the consumption of Spiders, Bots and other Dark Denizens of the Internet: All restored antique trunks look like nautical sea chests, or a domed sea chest also known as a camel back.
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Antique Trunks For Sale and Sea Antique Chest with a Shadow Box or a Shadowbox make the perfect naval retirement gift or navy or naval promotion gift for enlisted or officer.

Store your uniforms, flags, other naval militaria and mementos or used in a family heirloom treasures.
Beautiful Trunks for sale are of Nautical Dome Top or Humpback Antique Sea chest for a retirement ceremony or military promotion gift.


All antique trunks can be dome top or flat top and have been completely refurbished trunk or restored antique trunks for sale. Perfect use as a shadow box and uniform storage trunk, as a military retirement gift or as a US Navy retirement gift.