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US NAVY ENLISTED MESS PLATES BOWLS MUGS FORKS SPOONS TRAYS AND GALLEY ITEMS 1860-1970's
WARRANT OFFICER's MESS: WO1 WO2 WO3 W04 - US NAVY PLATES BOWLS CUPS MUGS WITH "USN" TOPMARK
JR. OFFICERS MESS: ENSIGN (01 & LT JUNIOR GRADE (02) - US NAVY DINNERWARE W/ "SQUARE KNOT" TOPMARK
WARDROOM OFFICERS MESS: LT (03), LCDR (04), CDR (05) - US NAVY "ANCHOR CHINA" WITH ANCHOR TOPMARK
CAPTAINS MESS Capt (06) - US NAVY PLATES BOWLS CUPS WITH "COMMISSIONING PENNANT" TOPMARK
2 STAR REAR ADMIRALS MESS - WWII US NAVY PLATES BOWLS CUPS WITH A "BLUE FLAG & 2 STAR" TOPMARK
3 STAR VICE ADMIRALS MESS - WWII US NAVY DINNERWARE WITH "BLUE FLAG & 3 STAR" TOPMARK
4 STAR FLEET OR FULL ADMIRALS MESS - WWII US NAVY TABLEWARE WITH "BLUE FLAG & 4 STAR" TOPMARK
DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY MESS - US NAVY PLATES BOWLS CUPS WITH "DEPT OF NAVY SEAL" TOPMARK
LIMITED PRODUCTION WARDROOM OFFICERS MESS TABLEWARE WITH "FOULED ANCHOR AND USN" TOPMARK
LIMITED PRODUCTION SENIOR OFFICERS MESS CHINA TABLEWARE WITH "EAGLE & USN" TOPMARK
US NAVY WARDROOM OFFICERS MESS KING'S DESIGN SILVERPLATED SILVERWARE W "FOULED ANCHOR & USN"
US NAVY SILVERPLATED HOLLOWARE, PITCHERS, SERVING TRAYS, DISHES, CREAMERS, GRAVY BOATS AND MORE
US NAVY ANTIQUE DINNERWARE, UNIQUE NAVAL MILITARIA, AND ONE-OF-A-KIND ITEMS FROM LATE 1800's TO 1940
USMC US MARINE CORPS DINNERWARE TABLEWARE, CHINA AND MORE WWI WWII KOREA VIETNAM 1900 TO 1970's
USCG US COAST GUARD DINNERWARE, TABLEWARE, CHINA AND MORE FROM 1930's TO 1970's
ROYAL AUSTRALIAN NAVY CHINA, DINNERWARE, TABLEWARE AND MORE
BRITISH ROYAL NAVY OF ENGLAND CHINA, DINNERWARE, TABLEWARE AND MORE EARLY 1900'S TO 1980's
ROYAL CANADIAN NAVY, COAST GUARD, COMBINED ARMED FORCES TABLEWARE, DINNERWARE, CHINA 1940's TO 1980
GERMAN NAVY KRIEGSMARINE TABLEWARE, DINNERWARE AND CHINA PLATES, BOWLS, CUPS AND MORE, WWII 1930's T
FRENCH NAVY SILVERWARE TABLEWARE, DINNERWARE AND CHINA PLATES
IMPERIAL JAPANESE NAVY RICE SOUP BOWLS, PLATES, TABLEWARE, DINNERWARE, CHINA WWII 1940's TO 1980's
NETHERLANDS NAVY TABLEWARE, DINNERWARE AND CHINA SERVING DISH, GRAVY BOAT, PLATES, BOWLS, CUPS AND M
NIGERIAN NAVY CHINA, DINNERWARE AND TABLEWARE
ROYAL NORWEGIAN NAVY DINNERWARE, TABLEWARE, DINNERWARE, CHINA 1980's
POLISH NAVY TABLEWARE AND DINNERWARE 1930's
USSR SOVIET UNION RUSSIAN TABLEWARE, DINNERWARE, CHINA AND MORE FROM WWII, VIETNAM, COLD WAR, 1920's
USQMC US QUARTER MASTER CORPS ARMY CHINA PLATES, BOWLS, DISHES, CUPS AND MORE 1941 TO 1945
VETERANS ADMINISTRATION VA TABLEWARE, DINNERWARE AND CHINA PLATES, BOWLS, CUPS AND MORE, WWII KOREA
RESTORED ANTIQUE TRUNKS & CHESTS FOR SALE 100-150 Yrs Old - PERFECT MILITARY OR NAVY RETIREMENT GIFT
NAUTICAL FURNITURE, RESTORED WWII LIBERTY SHIP HATCH COVER's COFFEE & KITCHEN TABLES, OFFICE DESKS
AUTHENTIC US NAVY MILITARIA & NAVAL TRENCH ART AS NAUTICAL GIFTS AND JEWELRY, EARLY 1900's TO 1970's
Only Authentic Naval Militaria and Nautical Furniture offered by The Pirate's Lair
Exceptional Original Condition for Even the Most Discerning Antique Collector or Investor, 19th Century Room/Home Renovator or Decorator, Executive or Naval Officer!
Folks, this is another one-of-a-kind antique trunk restored to the point of being able to last another 120 years!
#318 One-of-a-Kind Rare Beautiful Large Dome Top 1880s-1890s All Metal Pressed Tin Filigree Design 3
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Shipping Weight: 55.00 pounds
Another One-of-a-Kind Dome Top Trunk for even the MOST Discerning Antique Collector/Investor, Executive, or Naval Officer! 30"L x 17"D x 23"H Fantastic All Metal and Wood 120-130 Year Old Antique Dome Top Trunk!
Most notable and unique was that the exterior pressed tin filigree of flowers and butterflies was in perfect (though oxidized) condition along with the original Victorian Lithographs and paper covering found on the inside lid, the hidden lid compartment, and the original lift out tray. These Victorian Lithographs are absolutely stunning in their detail with zero loss of color due to fading or damage. The interior paper covering below the liftout trays was removed to reveal the beautiful 120+ year old cured pine wood! The grit, laqueur and black japanning was carefully removed from the exterior oak wood slats, then scrubbed, and lightly sanded to reveal the beautiful oak wood grain. Unfortunately the lock was broken in the distant past, most likely because the key was lost. New leather handles and new end caps were installed. Dated Hardware: March 1880.
Almost Too Many Features to List! The original exterior pressed tin filigree design (of plants, flowers and butterfilies), though oxidized was in excellent condition and the detail was brought to life by applying a rich purple acrylic as the base with silver highlighting. Remants of the original gold lacquer were left untouched just on the inside of the trunk for provenance and historical purposes. All other external hardware was polished and then refreshed in a Black Japanning with the metal clamps being patent date stamped March, 1880! Unfortunately the lock is nonworking. The exterior Oak Wood Slats were lightly sanded to remove 120 Years of grime, japanning, and the old yellowed layers of protective laqueur coating which revealed a beautiful grain only seen on aged 100+ year old wood. These oak slats were then lightly refreshed in a red oak stain. New metal end caps and leather handles were installed.
The Original Victorian Lithogaphs and Paper found on the interior lid of the trunk and fully functional original liftout tray were able to be saved and both treated with two coats of a special professional sealer. There is a fully functional hidden compartment on the inside of the lid!! The Victorian Lithographs of young ladies and unique designs are incredibly detailed and bright never having faded or mildewed as many are! The interior inside of the trunk also had a paper covering which needed to be removed, wood scrubbed, dried and sanded to show the beauty of this aged 100 year old pine!
The entire trunk was properly scrubbed inside and out with a special cleaning solution, allowed to dry, and then two coats of spar varnish was applied as a wood preservative also offering UV protection and a hard coatin which also brings out the beauty and richness of the entire trunk. Folks, this is another one-of-a-kind antique trunk restored to the point of being able to last another 120 years!
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