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Another RARE All-Wood 120+ Year Old Martin Maier Dome Top Antique Trunk! Easily One of the MOST Handsomely Elegant Trunks We've Offered. Originally Covered in a Protective Leather Which Needed Removal Only To Reveal the Beautiful Grain and Patina on Both the Oak and Pine That Only 100+ Years of Curing Can Achieve. Fantastic Iron Casted Hardware and Date Patented (April 29, 1879) Ruggedized Rear Hinges Made Specifically for Martin Maeir. All Personalized With the Famous Martin Maier "MM" Initials of Quality! The Interior of the Trunk Brought Up to the Same Standard as When First Constructed. Original Liftout Trays, Hidden Lid and Tray Compartments, New Leather Handles with Original End Caps, Working Lock AND Key - #291

Antique Trunk #291

Folks - This is the antique trunk you have been waiting for. In general Martin Maier Trunks are VERY sought after due to their inherent quality and craftsmanship put into them over 120 years ago. However, this particular restoration has exceeded all of our expectations with well over 50 man hours of painstaking detail ensuring integrity to history was met while making the trunk ready for 21st Century contemporary use in a modern home.

There are too many features to point out textually so we will let the below photographs (which really do not do the trunk true justice) to speak for themselves.

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Large Martin Maier Dome Top Antique Trunk - #291
Well, this is the Christmas Present you've been waiting for! A completely restored Martin Maier All Wood Dome Top with EVERY feature brought back to life after over 120+ years! The patina and grain of the pine wood body makes this one of the most handsomely elegant trunks we have had the honor of offering.

Famous Martin Maeir personalized casted hardware with "MM" and "M" initials, date patented (April 29, 1879) rear hinges made and used specifically for Martin Maeir high end trunks. Two compartments in the lid with working doors, a three compartment original tray. New leather handles with original end caps. Fantastic attention to every detail is well displayed.

Original Working Lock AND Key!
 
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Large Size Dome Top Antique Trunk: 31"L x 20"D x 27"H
For the new lucky owner this will not only be a show stopper and display piece in any room today but will also be a handed down family heirloom for future generations for another 100 years! Another rare high-end well-restored antique trunk brought to you by The Pirate's Lair
 
$2295.
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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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