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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

Fantastic Provenance Documented Civil War era Restored Antique Trunk For Sale!!
#337 Civil War era Fully Restored Antique Trunk For Sale, Medium Size, Maker ID'd, Fantastic Patina
 
Quantity in Basket: none
Code: 337-civil-war-trunk
Price: $495.00

Shipping Weight: 20.00 pounds
 
 
 
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Mid Size Antique Trunk 28"L x 15"D x 14"H - A solid antique trunk with lots of character to both the polished brass buttons, 150+ year old seasoned pine wood body with "tongue-and-groove" construction! A beautiful rich golden honey patina with lots of reddish browns and character!

An Early to mid 19th Century Fully Restored Antique Trunk For Sale w/ Identified Civil War vintage! Exterior originally covered in leather with interior covered in a thin paper this trunk maker used "tongue-and-groove" method of construction along with brass caps to secure the black iron bands holding the trunk together which is very reminiscent of the Jenny Lind trunks produced during this pre-Civil War and Civil War of time. New leather handles and brass end caps, and lid stay were installed. No liftout tray or lock. Fortunately the original manufacturers label was found, professionally sealed, and saved during restoration process: "John Wheelock, 245 Main Street, Worcester MA" which is documented and confirmed by Google Books using the Worcester Directories of the time to have owned this trunk from the early 1800s up until the mid 1860s before either his son or brother took over operation and changed the label.

Once both the exterior leather covering and interior paper lining were removed the trunk was then scrubbed thoroughly and lightly sanded to further reveal the fantastic grain of the wood inside and out. We also found that the hand crafted construction of this antique trunk used the "tongue and groove" method of firmly securing top, bottom and side pine planks together (see photograph below). This method of wood construction makes a very strong bond and aesthetically pleasing look back day.

Additionally, the Original Brass Securing Caps were carefully polish to reveal their beautiful patina as contrasted against the black iron bands but also complimenting the rich golden patina of the pine wood. The tongue-and-groove of the pine planks, brass caps, and iron banding are definitely 1840s to early/mid 1860s construction methods and techniques.

New leather handles, end caps, rear hinges, and lid stay were installed with two coats of spar varnish applied to both interior and exterior surfaces. This antique trunk comes without a working lock or liftout tray.

Of important note is that during restoration the original manufacturers label was able to be saved and professionally sealed! The manufacturer was "John Wheelock, 245 Main Stree, Worcester MA" and he owned his trunk making shop from the early 1800s to the early-mid 1860s before either his brother or son, H.M. Wheelock took over the shop under a different label. So the evidence of the type of construction employed and the original maufacturers label makes it conclusive that this antique trunk is of Civil War vintage, and most likely pre-Civil War.

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Original Maker's Label ID'd using Google Books - John Wheelock, 245 Main St, Worcester, MA early 1800s to mid 1860s

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