John 5:24
"Home is the Sailor, Home From The Sea.... And The Hunter, Home From The Hill"
fouled anchor jolly roger

Permission Granted To Come Aboard...
..And Welcome To The Pirate's Lair!

a Division of DataCity, Inc.

Click Here and Return to The Pirate's Lair Home Page
Click Here and Return to 100+ Year Old Authentic Antique Trunks Page
pirates lair treasure chest

Large All Metal and Wood Dome Top Antique Trunk Beautifully Restored Inside and Out. Exterior is All Metal Except for the Oak Straps. The Inside Metal Panels were done in a Dark Red Mahogany Which Cured in a Deep Purple or Plum. Outside Panels Finished in Translucent Black. All Hardware is Cast Iron with Beautiful Intricate Details, Sanded to Bare Metal and Then a Dark Translucent Stain was Applied Along with a Hint of Antique Gold.
The Interior Paper Was Removed, Scrubbed and Sanded. Victorian Lithograph Designs were Saved Along with the Green Document and Passport Pouch, Original Fabric Lid Stays and Handles. Non-Working Lock. Hardware is Dated October 1, 1877!! Two Hidden Compartments in the Lid, Handcrafted Lift Out Tray, Sturdy Leather Handles, Dated Hardware October 1, 1877!! - #225

CAll TO ORDER 540 659 6209

A Pirate's Lair Exclusive! Want Your Antique Trunk Memorialized Forever with a Caligraphy Wood Engraving Using a Hand Wood Burner?
Click Here For Wood Engraving Examples.

Large Dome Top Antique Trunk - #225
A fantastic Large All Metal Wood Dome Top antique trunk restored in a dark red mahogany/plum exterior finish. Intricately detailed dated hardware (Oct 1 1877) is cast iron! Unique roller wheel hardware. Interior paper was removed, Victorian Lithographics which were saved along with the Green Document and Passport Pouch, and TWO hidden lid compartments this trunk was made for someone well heeled and is heavy!
Interior wood refinished in natural state. New Leather handles, a custom made handcrafted lift out tray, and dated hardware October 1, 1877.
Click Photo!
Large Dome Top Antique Trunk: 28.5"L x 18.5"D x 26"H
Beautiful intricately detailed cast iron hardware sanded down to bare metal, very light touch of antique gold and translucent black oak stain, and coat of spar varnish sets off and contrasts this hardware with the black and dark plum metal body and red oak wooden straps
Call To Order
540 659 6209

Click HERE to Review how this and other of our Pirate Chests, Treasure Chests, and Antique Chests were Restored, our Antique Restoration Process, and How To Restore Antique Nautical Furniture!

Rare 1880 to Early 1890's Photograph of Steamer 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.

Click Photo For Larger View and More Historical Information!
The Pirate's Lair Exclusive!
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 steamer 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.
Copy of Photo On Request With Every Trunk Purchase

The Pirate's Lair
Division of DataCity, Inc.
78 Canterbury Drive
Stafford, Virginia 22554
Phone: 540-659-6209
Click Here and Return to The Pirate's Lair Home Page
"Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business"
pirate chests available here

buy wwii liberty ship hatch coves here purchase antique chests and pirate treasure chests here

Or Click HERE to return to The Pirate's Lair Home Page and Gangplank!

Copyright(c) 2008 All Rights Reserved - Unauthorized downloading, copying or use of any html code, text or images found on this or on any other pages within the website will be prosecuted.

Music Credits: Donald Where's Your Trousers/Drunken Sailor medley by The Bards

The following Text is soley for the consumption of Spiders, Bots and other Dark Denizens of the Internet: All nautical sea chests, or a domed sea chest also known as a camel back.
Antique Chest for sale
Antique Trunks and Sea Antique Chest with a Shadow Box or a Shadowbox make the perfect naval retirement gift or navy or naval promotion gift for enlisted or officer.

Store your uniforms, flags, other naval militaria and mementos or used in a family heirloom treasures.
Beautiful Nautical Dome Top or Humpback Antique Sea chest for a retirement ceremony or military promotion gift.