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HUGE! The Largest Flat Top We Have Ever Had - Most Remarkable! Nice and Solid 100+ Year Old Flat Top Antique Trunk with FANTASTIC Wood Grain and Character! Remnants of the Original Leather Straps and Tie Downs Were Saved. Solid Contrasting Hardware Displaying Original 100+ Year Old Patina. Front Right Latch Missing Clip But Does Not Detract, Saw Blade Mark Impressions Left From the Saw Mill. Handcrafted Liftout Tray, New Leather Handles and End Caps.
Two Hard Protective Coats of Spar Varnish as a Wood Preservative and UV Sun Light Protection. Lots of Character to the HUGE Trunk in a Rich Light Reddish Brown Patina.
This Antique Trunk will be a Focal Point in ANY Room it is in - Professional Room Coordinators and Designers Keep This Trunk in Your Inventory "Bag of Tricks" For that Special 19th Century Renovation Project! Perfect for Use as a Military Shadowbox, or US Navy Shadow Box, Service Memorabilia and Uniform Storage Trunk! Big Enough to be Used as the Base For a Kitchenette Table or Office Desk! - 277
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
NOTE: The above rich brown color is most representative of this trunk. Due to lighting some of the photos show it to be more red than it is.
NOTE: The above rich brown color is most representative of this trunk. Due to lighting some of the photos show it to be more lightish red than it is.
NOTE: The above golden yellow color is most representative of the inside of this trunk. Due to lighting some of the photos show it to be more lighter red than it is.
| HUGE Flat Top Antique Trunk - #277
Nice and Solid! Original Inside Paper and Outside Canvas Have Been Removed to Reveal the Beautiful 100+ Year Old Wooden Patina. Trunk was then scrubbed and hand sanded inside and out. Hardware edge trim was lightly Refreshed in Black. Securing and decorative hardware has the original natural aged patina to handsomely contrast with the trim.
New Leather Handles and end caps, huge handcrafted liftout tray.
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|| HUGE Flat Top: 41"L x 23"D x 27"H
A Nice and Tight HUGE Flat Top Antique Trunk. (Did we mention that this trunk is HUGE!) Fantastic heavy duty contrasting hardware to match the size of the trunk. If you are seeking a truly amazing antique "statement" that will stand out in any room then this is it. Perfect size for the more modern high sitting coffee tables or even as the base for a small kitchenette or office desk!! It is THAT big!
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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!!
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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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Refurbished Antique Trunk for sale
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.