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Medium Mid Size All Wood Roll Top Antique Trunks in Excellent Condition. Just a Nice Solid Trunk with Heavy Duty Hardware. Sometime in the Distant Past the Lock was Updated with a U Fitting and Hasp All Ready for an Antique Padlock or US Navy Lock! New Leather Handles w/ Original End Caps, Original Lid Lift. Trunk #325

Exterior was covered in canvas which was removed during restoration. The interior was covered in a thin paper which was also removed. Hardware was polished and then refreshed in a black japanning. Both exterior and interior surfaces were then scrubbed with a cleaning solution to remove all traces of their coverings and glue. After Scrubbing, like all Antique Trunks here at The Pirates Lair, they were air dried in the sunlight and a Light Sanding was performed on the Pine Wood Body and Oak Slats Revealed their Ruggedly Handsome Character and Wood Grain! Then 3 Coats of Protective Spar Varnish was applied so as to Preserve both Wood and Metal Hardware. This also Brought Out the Beauty and Richness of the Wood Grain that only 100+ Years Can Achieve! New Leather Handles were Added but the Original Iron End Caps were Retained! All in all this 130-140 Year Old Trunk is in excellent condition!

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Antique Steamer Trunk #325 Antique Trunk #325

Antique Steamer Trunk #325 Antique Steamer Trunk #325

Antique Steamer Trunk #325 Antique Steamer Trunk #325

Roll Top Antique Trunk - #325
Just a nice well-built and sturdy roll top trunk. This fantastic all wood 110-120 Year Old Antique Trunk had an exterior covering of green painted canvas and an interior thin paper covering, both were removed during restoration. Once the coverings were removed they revealed the beautiful 130+ year old cured pine and oak wood! All exterior and interior oak wood slats and pine body were scrubbed, dried, and lightly sanded to reveal the full beauty of the grain and character of the trunk. All the black japanning was carefully removed and hardware polished. Some time in the distant past a U and Hasp replaced the original lock, this was professionally done and just awaits an antique padlock! New front leather handles were installed using the original end caps.
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Medium Size Roll Top Antique Trunk
28"L x 18"D x 22"H

An excellent entry level and affordably priced trunk. A good, solid, well built and restored antique trunk perfect as an accent piece in any room and great to be re-used as a Navy or Military Shadowbox and storage chest, 19th century room decor.
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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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