CUSTOM MADE & DESIGN and other trademarks, service marks, and designs are the registered or unregistered trademarks of CustomMade, Inc. 100-150+ Year Old Restored Antique Steamer Trunks For Sale and Antique Furniture Restoration Services. Many of Our Restored Antique Steamer Trunks are Purchased by Retiring Members of the Military and Navy and Used as a Combination Shadow Box and Storage Chest for Safely Storing and Displaying Memorabilia and Uniforms!
The Pirate's Lair offers expert information and is the world's largest single source for Restored Antique Steamer Trunks and Antique Trunks in general. All offered Antique Steamer Trunks have been carefully restored and refinished using the same craftsmanship, technique, and tools that were used during their original production. It is our fervent hope and desire that the care we have taken in restoring these antique steamer trunks will not only be useful in providing both beauty and function to its new owner, but will eventually become a family heirloom and legacy for coming generations.
It would give us no small amount of pleasure to think that we not only were able to rescue and save these 100+ year old trunks, but that we were able to restore them so as to be used for another 100+ years! Note the two restored Antique Steamer Trunks in the above photos, both are Dome Top, Hump Back or Camel Back models and each is 100 to 150 years old. Every antique steamer trunk for sale and offered has been painstakingly restored so as to be used in todays contemporary environments and in unique "re-purposed" ways such as replacing a utilitarian filing cabinet with an antique trunk! 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. These antique steamer trunks after being fully restored have transcended their original purpose in both beauty and function as they are now fine furniture which can be displayed even in the most discerning of homes and household decor!
Why take away from the beauty and sophistication of your home or office by having utilitarian looking steel filing cabinets and storage in your home or office when you can have these beautiful richly appointed and preserved antique steamer trunks in their stead! The Pirate's Lair always has between 15 and 20 of these 100+ year old antique trunks fully restored and awaiting shipment. If it's a genuine antique trunk by Jenny Lind or Lois Vuitton from the Titanic or Master and Commander theme or a Pirates of the Carirbbean decor you are seeking for your home, office or as a unique gift, this is it!
Each Steamer Trunk or Antique Chest were used during the travel heydays from the mid-late 19th and early 20th centuries by Americans and immigrants looking for a better life and adventure! If it's a genuine original antique trunk by Martin Maier, Excelsior, Jenny Lind or Lois Vuitton from the Titanic or Master and Commander theme or a Pirates of the Carirbbean decor you are seeking for your home, office or as a unique gift, this is it! Each Antique Trunk or Antique Chest is the exact type used by the immigrants who travelled to and across America in the mid to late 1800's in seeking a new, better life, and adventure! These fully restored Antique Trunks will become your legacy and a family heirloom passed down from generation to generation! These Restored Antique Trunks would be perfect in a maritime ornautical decor, certainly in a waterfront home situation as they look just like naval "Sea Chests, Pirate Chests and Treasure Chests" we are all familiar with seeing in the movies!
As you can imagine this can be overwhelming and take up quite a bit of our time as there is no "easy" answer, especially since all of these trunks are at best similar but not exact to each other. BELOW YOU WILL FIND A TABLE AND LIST OF ALL AVAILABLE RESTORED ANTIQUE STEAMER TRUNKS FOR SALE WITH IMMEDIATE DELIVERY! Largest Availability of Antique Steamer Trunk Models Available For Sale on the Internet: Dome Top, Camel Back, Hump Back, Foot Locker, and Flat Top, the rare Theatrical Trunk. Be advised we will not be restoring nor posting any additional restored trunks until late December 2015 or very early January 2016. These beautifully restored authentic Dome Top (also known as hump back, humpback or camel back) and Flat Top Trunks are circa 1840 to 1900 and many have literally travelled around the world many times over before coming to you!
These Antique Steamer Trunks and Steamer Chests would make the perfect complement to any home decor as antique coffee tables, storing military uniforms and military memorabilia, unique family room storage cabinets for videos, CD's, or games, or for your traditional antique hope chest!
Anyone who has restored these steamer trunks knows that it truly is a labor of love, every one of them being different and unique. They are being used as office filing cabinets as they have hanging file folders in them and the lift out trays have all of the staplers, tape dispensors, pens, paper and other items normally used in an office! These restored trunks can easily hold up to 200 hanging file folders, staplers, tape dispenserss, pens, and other office items normally found on a typical desk.
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! 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. They stored what little treasures they had into these steamer trunks and steamer chests and set sail for a new world and a new life fraught with both danger and excitement - coming from Europe or by wagon train and locomotive in settling the American west. They stored what little treasures they had into these trunks and set sail for a new world and a new life fraught with both danger and excitement. So for these business and legal reasons we cannot offer you help on items which we do not possess ourselves. Perfect as a Military, Army, Air Force, Marine Corps or US Navy Retirement Gift Shadow Box. All Original Hardware with Dark Gold Background and Black Highlights Including Rosettes and Oak Slat Clamps. All Original Hardware with the Classical Iron Banding Still Retains Some of the Original Black Japanning. While a medium size trunk it has everything; seasoned pine and oak woods with a lot of character, original lift out tray, working lock and key!


The Pine Wood Body and Oak Wood Slats Contrast Beautifully with the Black Japanned Cast Iron Hardware. The Pine Wood Body and Oak Wood Slats Contrast Perfectly with the Silvery Polished Hardware. The Pine Wood Body and Oak Wood Slats Have Fantastic Character That Only 100+ Year Old Seasoned Wood Can Achieve. The Pine Wood Body and Oak Wood Slats Have Fantastic Character That Only 100+ Year Old Seasoned Wood Can Achieve! They didn't make trunks much larger than this back in the day - this is one of the largest. Late 19th Century (1870s - 1880s) All Wood Dome Top Antique Trunk with a Nice Sought After High Arch Giving it that definitive "Piratey" or Treasure Chest Look. Has all of the features which a collector or user would want: all wood, liftout tray with stay up feature, working dated lock AND key! Original Decorative Brass Capped Clamps and Buttons with Matching Dated Brass Lock: Dec 1, 1885!! Has all of the features which a collector or user would want: all wood, liftout tray, document pouch, leather edges, working lock AND key! The Silvery Polished Hardware Contrasts Beautifully Against the 100+ Year Old Woods and the Leather Trim! The Heavy Duty Blackened and Polished Silvery Hardware Contrasts Beautifully with the Seasoned Pine and Oak Woods. The Heavy Duty Blackened and Polished Silvery Hardware Contrasts Beautifully with the 100+ Year Old Seasoned Pine and Oak Woods. Large All Wood Mid-Late 19th Century (1870s-1890s) Humpback or Dome top Antique Trunk For Sale Also With That Sought After "High Arch" Providing That Distinctive Piratey Look!
A heavy Duty and well-constructed made of heavy duty pine boards and cast iron hardware all of which has been sanded, stained a rich dark red mahogany, and polished! The Body Has a Rich Even Natural Golden Reddish-Yellow Pine Wood Finish with Red Oak Wood Slats. Everything is well-constructed and made of heavy duty pine boards and cast iron hardware all of which has been sanded and polished! The Polished Silvery Heavy Duty Hardware with Remnants of the Original Black Japanning Consisting of Edge Guards and Front Latches. Has a Rich Medium Golden Reddish-Yellow-Brown Finish to the Pine Body Contrasting Beautifully with the Red Oak Wood Slats.
This antique trunk would make a perfect military retirement or navy retirement gift or shadow box idea! An All Wood Small Size Late 19th Century 1880s-1890s Roll Top Antique Trunk with a Rich Natural Dark Golden Reddish Patina to the Pine Wood Body Finish with Red Oak Slats!
This trunk would make a great Military or Navy Retirement Gift and Re-purposed into a Unique Shadow Box Idea! Some Remnants of the Black Japanning is Found on the Heavy Duty Hardware and Metal Banding.
This could make a great document or treasure chest for a small office, or perhaps even an end table. The Trunk Has Lots of Silvery Hardware and Unique Front Latches with Stamped Patent Dates of July 9, 1872 and March 16 18XX.
The trunk has a Fantastic Finish and Patina that only 130+ Year Old Cured Oak Wood can Achieve!! Large Classic Civil War era All Wood Antique Dome Top Trunk with a Rich, Even Medium Dark Brown Finish. We spent a lot of time in my shop discussing details (he lives very close), and he saw the old Mahogany door that I had picked up recently with intentions of taking it apart and using the wood for other projects. Antique Trunks by Excelsior, Martin Maier, Louis Vuitton, with Many Styles and Models to Choose from: Dome Top, Humpback, Camel Back, Flat Top and Roll Tops, Saratoga Trunks and Others.
Many of our purchased restored antique trunks are re-purposed as Military Retirement and US Navy Retirement Gifts and Shadowboxes or Shadow Boxes! What a great treasure to give someone who has just moved and relocated here to the United States!
What better way to honor and remember those who settled this nation and have come before us! If this website can help you identify something you own yourself, help you with a restoration, or with how much your trunk is worth then that is great and we are glad to help in that way. Edge Guards and Oak Slat Clamps with Fantastic Designs and Retaining Some of the Original Black Japanning. Original Mid-19th Century Period Rosettes Adorn The Front and Top of the Trunk with None Missing! The Victorian Lithograph on this one is rare and would be PERFECT for that hunting enthusiast! Make a great coffee table or perhaps as a military or Navy shadow box, or found at the end of a King Size bed!
Original Decorative Cast Iron Dated Hardware and Brass Lock (May, 11 1875 and Jan 11, 1874).


This would be a focal point in any room or as an accent piece in any contemporary home or even for a mid-19th century decor. Original End Caps with Built-in Lid Guides, New Leather Handles, and Original Leather Tie Downs.
Would also make a great Coffee Table or for a Military or Naval Retirement Gift Shadow Box! This Restored Antique Trunk Has Many Original Features Including Leather Strap and Buckle Remnants and Leather Tie Downs.
This Restored Antique Trunk is Also Simple and Elegant in its' Design and Offers Blackened and Polished Silvery Hardware Contrasting Beautifully with the 100+ Year Old Seasoned Pine and Oak Woods. The Oak Slats Were Originally Covered in a Thick Black Japanning and When Removed It Revealed the Beautiful Grain to this 120+ Year Old Seasoned Oak. Scroll Down To Review All 100+ Available Restored Antique Steamer Trunks Each with a Unique Trunk #, Mulitiple Photographs, Description, Measurements, and Price! These fully restored Antique Steamer Trunks will become your legacy and a family heirloom passed down from generation to generation! However we cannot help you if you call us with questions about something we do not have in our possession. Large Swirl Impressions Left in the Wood from the Original Cut of the Saw Blade at the Mill. Make a great coffee table or perhaps as a military or Navy shadow box, or found at the end of a King Size bed!. The Polished Rosettes Look Fantastic and Give this Antique Civil War era Trunk Lots of Character.RARE Dual Working Locks and Key!! PERFECT AS A COFFEE TABLE or perhaps as a shadow box for a military or naval retirement gift! This Dome Top Has Extra Thick Pine Board Planking and Heavy Duty Cast Iron Hardware Which Has Been Polished Revealing the Beautiful Detail and Design.
Has the Original Liftout Tray and Working Hidden Lid Compartment all with Fantastic Victorian Lithographs All of Which Were Professionally Sealed. I had enough Mahogany to build the box from that old door, but had to go out and buy new for the top. Original Leather Trim on All Edges with Two Additional Leather Strips Across the Front and Top. The Original Heavy Duty Hardware Includes Front Latches with Built-in Lid Lifts and 4 Corner Edge Guards.
This Dome Top Has Extra Thick Pine Board Planking and Heavy Duty Cast Iron Hardware Which Has Been Polished Revealing their Beautiful Detail and Brilliant Design. Externally Affixed Brass Badge: "Whalen, Harness & Trunk Maker, Manchester, NH" RARE Dual Working Lock and Key!
Original Henry Likly Manufacturer's Brass Badge on the Exterior and Paper Label on the Interior. This Antique Trunk Would Maike a Perfect Airforce, Army or Navy Retirement Gift Shadow Box Idea! Detailed Flower Design on the Lock with Patent Dates of: Oct 2 1883, Dec 1 1885, Mar 2 1886.Working Lock and Key! The Grain and Overall Character of the Wood on this Trunk is Fantastic!Working Lock And Key. The insignia on the front (USAF CMSGT) was from a piece of beautifully spalted BlackWater Hackberry that I sent to a friend in CT who did CNC machining. The Polished Heavy Duty Cast Iron Hardware Was Initially Covered in a Protective Black Japanning That Was Carefully Removed During Restoration and Then Hand Polished Revealing All of the Beauty. Heavy Duty Nicely Designed Cast Iron Lid Lift and Detailed Rear Hinges.Working Lock but No Key.
This Antique Trunk Also Offers Nicely Polished Silver Buttons on the Front Face and Top, Unique Heavy Duty Rear Hinges with a Fantastic Design, Original End Caps with New Leather Handles, Polished Oak Slat Clamps All With Detailed Designs. There is a Hidden Compartment Under the Lid And On the Lid Door is an Original Victorian Lithograph of Young Girl and Triplets. The Contrasting Between the Mahogany Body, Oak Wood Slats, and Polished Nail Heads and Cast Iron Hardware is Phenomenal!!!
This Restored Antique Trunk Also Has the Original Victorian Lithograph of Young Girl on a Swing with Her Mother Along with a Nicely Detailed Lithographic Border That Have Been Professionally Sealed Providing Long-Lasting Protection to the 120+ Year Old Lithographic Paper Coverings.
The Entire Inside Lid Has Been Professionally Sealed Providing Long-Lasting Protection to the 120+ Year Old Paper Coverings and Lithographs. An Original Lift Out Tray with Compartments with that Unique Feature Allowing it to be Lifted Up Into the Lid and Hooked In Place For Easy Access!



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