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120+ Year Old, Fantastic and Beautifully Restored All-Wood Dome Top Antique Trunk with the MOST Unique Working Lock and Key Ever Seen! Solid, Well Built, Large Size with Plenty of Hardware, Securing Clamps Stamped with an "S" Making this a PERFECT and Special Trunk for Somone! The Natural Patina has a Mellow, Rich Light Brown and Yellow Finish with Lots of Character! The Original Brass Gilted Hardware has been Refreshed along with the Original Black Sheet Metal. The Securing Nail Heads were Also Refreshed in a Dark Gold Leaf. New Leather Handles with Original End Caps.

Original Lithographs in the Lid! One of 3 children and a Dog Playing Together Around a Water Hand Pump and the other of a Young Woman Picking Flowers. There is a Hidden Lid Compartment with Working Door! A Lift Out Tray with Compartment Lid! This is One of Those "SPECIAL TRUNKS" Only Seen 3 or 4 Times a Year! Patent Dated Lock, SEPT 1887, Working Lock and Key - Trunk #303


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Dome Top Antique Trunk - #303
Beautifully Restored All Wood Dome Top Trunk w/ Most Unique Working Lock with Key We Have Seen to Date! New leather handles with original end caps. 2 original lithographs in lid, children and dog playing and young woman picking flowers! Hidden lid compartment with working Door! This Solid and Fully Functional 100+ Year Old Trunk Has with Cured Pine Wood has depth, character, and great patina to the grain that only aged antique wood can achieve. Metal securing clamps are stamped with the letter "S" making this a PERFECT trunk for someone!

Originally covered in leather which was removed along with the interior paper lining, scrubbed with a bleach/water solution. Then lightly sanded revealing beautiful 100+ year old aged pine and oak wood! Original brass-gilted hardware was refreshed in a dark gold leaf and the original black sheet metal was refreshed in a semi-gloss black. Handcrafted lift out tray with compartment!

Unique Working lock with Key.
 
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Dome Top Antique Trunk: 31"L x 18"D x 24"H
New replacement leather handles, hardware refreshed in the original black and gold leaf. This is one of those trunks you only get to see 3 or 4 times a year! Patent Dated Lock, SEPT 1887
 
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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.
 
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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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