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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
Perfect Gift for an Actor, Actress, Drama Arts Performer!
Perfect for Fitting out a 19th Century Log House or Room!
SOLD #329 All Wood Flat Top "Theatrical" Antique Trunk w wall spacesaver features!39"L x 22"D x 28"H
Quantity in Basket: none
Shipping Weight: 80.00 pounds
Fantastic All Wood Flat Top "Theatrical" Trunk with wall spacesaver features 39"L x 22"D x 28"H closed and 49H open! These model trunks were typically used by travelling theater groups and circus, and pioneer families settling the west in their prairie schooners, covered wagons or Conestogas!
The exterior was originally covered entirely of painted green canvas to make it waterproof. The interior and pull drawers were covered in a thin cloth textile. Both exterior and interior coverings were carefully removed, all wood surfaces scrubbed with a non-toxic cleaning solution, let to dry, and then very lightly sanded revealing the beautifully grained and seasoned pine wood body and oak wood slats that only 100+ year old wood can achieve.
The sheet metal was polished and then refreshed in a Black Japanning of Black Oak. The hardware latches and lock was polished revealing the now oxidized but original brass gilting. Afterwards the entire trunk was covered in two applications of spar varnish to preserve and bring out the highlights of the grain and character of the wood and all hardware. New leather handles and end caps replaced the older worn out leather. This trunk features 4 heavy duty front and side latches, extraordinally thick pine wood construction, could be placed right up against a wall via its "space saving" feature when opening it up. Each drawer has its original brass pulls. Working lock but no key.
These model trunks were not your typical travelling trunk as they were way heavy and cumbersome for relatively easy transport and confined use aboard ships, trains, or stage coach. As mentioned above, these antique trunks were typically used by travelling theater and circus groups which went from town to town performing their arts. They needed to have large trunks with easy access from which to put their costumes, mirrors, and makeup. These type of trunks were also a mainstay for the pioneer families settling the west in that they would easily fit into and be used on a daily basis inside a prairie schooner, covered wagon, or Conestoga. And when they reached their homestead destination the trunk was then able to be used as a "space saving" dresser in their new log home when living in the prairie wagon was no longer necessary!
This theatrical trunk or spacesaver trunk would make for a perfect dresser in a 19th century room or house replica, or antique display/storage trunk, or a replica of the pioneer and settler wagon or log cabin!
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