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VERY LARGE All Wood Dome Top 100+ Year Old Antique Trunk with a Sought After High 27" Arch!! This Trunk Has Seen Some Travel and Has LOTS of Great Character. The Patina on Both Metal and Wood is Intricate and Unique in Varying Dark Shades of Blacks, Browns, Yellows and Reds - Giving it that Distinctive Nautical Sea Chest or Piratey Look! No Lift Out Tray. New Leather Handles and End Caps. Patent Dated Brass Lock: Oct 2, 1888 and April 8, 1884. Heavy Duty Latches with stamped date of May 21, 1872. This Trunk Would Make a Great Shadow Box as There is Plenty of Room in the Lid and Compartment to Display and Store Medals, Flags, and 20 Years of Memorabilia and Will Be a Centerpiece in any Room! Working BRASS Lock AND Key. - #287

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Antique Trunk #287

Antique Trunk #287

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Antique Trunk #287

Antique Trunk #287

Large Size Dome Top Antique Steamer Trunk - #287
ALL WOOD HIGH ARCH DOME TOP W/ DATED 1888/1884 WORKING BRASS LOCK AND KEY! Fantastic all wood dome top with a high 27" arch giving that sought after nautical sea chest or treasure chest look! No lift out tray. Heavy duty front latches with patent dates May 21, 1872. This trunk has done some traveling and has lots of great character to the pine body, oak wood slats and metal features. It is deep and wide for maximum storage.

Working Brass Lock AND Key!
Antique steamer trunk #287 Click Photo!
Very Large Size Dome Top Antique Steamer Trunk: 32"L x 20"D x 27"H
This trunk will be the show stopper and focal point in any room, especially in a 19th century or piratey decor. Lots of dark browns, yellows, and black patina giving it a handsome rugged appearance. PERFECT for re-use as a Navy or Military 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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Antique Trunks 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.

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Beautiful Nautical Dome Top or Humpback Antique Sea chest for a retirement ceremony or military promotion gift.