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Perfect for a Military or Navy Shadow Box and Retirement Gift! Large Size All Wood "Dome Top" Antique Steamer Trunk with Victorian Lithograph - A Young Girl with her Two Dogs and Hand Feeding Her Horse! Exterior Originally Covered Canvas with Paper-lined Interior Which were Both Removed to Reveal this Beautiful 100+ Year Protected and Cured Pine Wood. The Black Japaning was also Removed from the Oak Straps to Reveal their Fantastic Wood Grain. This Dome Top has that Sought After High Arch for the Traditional Pirate Chest or Treasure Chest Look and Decor! Entire Trunk was Thoroughly Scrubbed with a Bleach and Water Cleaning Solution, Lightly Sanded, Hardware Re-Touched in a Flat Black. Coat of Spar Varnish Applied to both the Wood and Hardware Inside and Out Providing the Seasoned Wood with Depth and Character in a Medium Dark Natural Finish. No Lift Out Tray, Non-working Lock, New Leather Handles with Original End Caps. - #301

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Antique Trunk #301

Antique Trunk #301

Very Large All Wood Dome Top Antique Steamer Trunk - #301
Perfect for a Military or Navy Shadow Box and Retirement Gift! 100+ Year Old Fully Restored All Wood Antique Trunk Dome Top Trunk with a Rich Medium Dark Brown Natural Finish with Original Victorian Lithograph! This dome top trunk has that traditional sought after "high arch" which gives it that Pirate Chest and Treasure Chest Look and Appeal. Original exterior canvas, interior paper, and black japaning on the oak straps was removed and the entire trunk thoroughly cleaned and lightly sanded to fully reveal the grain and character of the trunk. No liftout tray, non-working lock, new leather handles with original end caps.
all wood dome top antique steamer trunk #301
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Very Large Size Dome Top Antique Trunk: 34"L x 19"D x 25"H
Beautifully restored with a medium-dark rich even finish with varying shades of brown offering both depth and interest to this 100+ year old seasoned wood. Nice and solid, well built and sturdy which will last for another 100 years or more!
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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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