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Another RARE Beauty! A Fully Restored Century Old Miniature "Salesman Sample" (14 x 8 x 10) All Wood Dome Top Trunk ca 1870s-1890s! The Patina on this 100+ Year Old Pine Wood is Simple and Elegant in its Beauty. Nice Natural Reddish Golden Finish Complementing the Rich Dark Golden Luster of the Hardware! Note the Classic Period "Federal Shield" Design on the Handle End Caps - Trunk #294


As Always a One-of-a-Kind Antique Trunk - A Gift for the MOST discerning Executive, Naval Officer, or Loved One! Perfect Size to Sit on a Dresser, Small Table, or Office Desk Top! A VERY Special Trunk to Keep Important Documents, Artifacts, Jewelry or other Cherished Keepsakes.

The original paper interior and exterior were removed due to deterioration of the materials, which revealed this fantastic pine wood aging for a 100 years or more!

These "salesman samplers" are VERY rare and hard to find as they were only produced and given to traveling salesmen to show potential customers what a full size trunk would look like. Whenever a "new model" full size trunk was introduced new samplers were made, and the old samplers were thrown away or given to someones children to play with. Either way most of these small trunks were lost to history so it is rare indeed in finding one.

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Antique Trunk #294

Antique Trunk #294


Antique Trunk 294

Antique Trunk 294



Antique Trunk 294



Antique Trunk 294



 
Small All Wood Antique Dome Top - #294
Another RARE Fully Restored All Wood "Salesmans Sampler" Dome Top for the MOST discerning executive or naval officer to be used as a desktop chest or for that PERFECT jewelry box. Replacement leather handles with original "federal shield" end caps, non-working lock!
 
dome top antique trunk #294
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Small Dome Top Trunk: 14"L x 8"D x 10"H
All original hardware clamps and large nail heads in a rich natural dark golden finish complementing the golden reddish patina of the wood. Exterior and interior paper were removed revealing beautiful pine wood aged for 100 years or more!
 
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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.
 
antique trunk factory workers
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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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