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A Great Entry-Level and Affordable Large-Medium Restored Antique Trunks For Sale, All Wood 19th Century Jenny Lind with the Famous "Hour Glass" Design Giving it That Sought After Pirate Chest or Treasure Chest Style and Decor. Has a Unique Brass non-Working Lock, New Leather Handles and End Caps. Trunk #331

Antique Steamer Trunk #329

This trunk was a "rescue" found at a local yard sale. The exterior was originally covered in a thick hand tooled leather as were all Jenny Linds of the day. During some past restoration this leather covering was needed to be removed thereby revealing 100+ year old seasoned pine wood which was stained a dark rich mahogany! The interior of the trunk was still half covered with a thin protective paper which which was removed.

The trunk was then scrubbed inside and out, let to dry, the brass button caps on the nails were carefully polished and finally a coat of protective spar varnish was applied to complete the sealing of the wood and metal surfaces.

This restored antique trunk would make for a perfect military or Navy retirement gift re-purposed as a shadowbox to safely display medals, ribbons, flags and then store away photograph albums, uniforms and other keepsakes.



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Jenny Lind Antique Trunk - #331
A Mid 19th Century fully restored antique trunks for sale! Both the exterior tooled leather and the interior paper coverings were removed revealing beautiful 100+ year old cured and seasoned pine planks used in the construction of this trunk. Like all Jenny Linds this trunk has the hallmark "Hour Glass" design reminiscent of the Pirate Chests and Treasure Chests seen on TV and in the movies. Per our custom the entire trunk was scubbed, dried and lightly sanded, then stained with a rich mahogany finish, and lastly with a coat of protective spar varnish being applied.
 
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Mid-Large Size Jenny Lind Antique Trunk
30"L x 18"D x 18"H

This is a great affordable starter trunk! Mid 19th Century (1850s-1860s) provenance in the trademark Jenny Lind hourglass nautical style with a rich mahogany finish and contrasting brass bands and lock! If used as a Military or Navy Shadowbox we would recommend putting on a grade higher rear hinges which can be obtained at any hardware store.
 
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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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