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Small Desktop Size All Wood Flat Top Antique Trunks For Sale in Excellent Condition and Beautiful Restoration Finished Off in a Cherry Body and Red Oak Staves or Slats. Original Leather Handles and Original Liftout Tray. Working Lock and Key. Trunk #326

Antique Steamer Trunk #326 Exterior was originally covered in canvas which was removed during restoration, a remnant of this can be found behind the female lock. The interior was covered in a thin paper which was also removed due to over 100 years of deterioration. 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 associated glue. After Scrubbing, like all Antique Trunks here at The Pirates Lair, they were air dried in the sunlight and a Light Sanding was then 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. The Spar Varnish also Brought Out the Beauty and Richness of the Wood Grain that only 100+ Years Can Achieve! A Professional Sealing Solution was Applied to the Leather Handles so as to Provide Decades More Use! 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 #326 Antique Steamer Trunk #326

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Antique Steamer Trunk #326 Antique Steamer Trunk #326

Antique Steamer Trunk #326 Antique Steamer Trunk #326

Small Desk Top Antique Trunk - #326
Another Fantastic 19th Century Small Desktop Restoration w/ All Original Features - A well built "Salesmans Sampler" flat top with great character, fantastic hardware, original liftout tray, original leather handles, remnants of original leather tie downs. This fantastic all wood 110-120 Year Old Flat Top 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 100+ year old cured and seasoned pine and oak wood! All exterior and interior pine wood body and oak wood slats 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 cleaned and hardware features polished. The thin paper covering on the original liftout tray was also removed and then the wood was lightly sanded to reveal the fantastic grain of the pine wood. Three applications of spar varnish were applied inside and out with a professional leather sealer and conditioner applied to the leather handles.

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Small Desktop Size Flat Top Antique Trunk
16"L x 12"D x 12"H

An excellent small desktop size antique flat top restored in a beautiful cherry and red oak finish. Perfect as a jewelry or document storage box, store military memorabilia, antique smalls, or just about anything.
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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!!
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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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