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Complete Matching Set! Nautical Table - Nautical Bench - Nautical High Backed Pew

Nautical Table from restored WW2 Liberty Ship Hatch Cover Nautical Table as part of a Bench, Pew, Table Set

Nautical Bench from restored WW2 Liberty Ship Hatch Cover Nautical High Backed Pew or Bench

Antique Nautical Furniture, Shows Table, Bench and Pew Nautical Themed Office with Nautical Desk and 2 Pirate Chests being used for file storage and desk accessories

Nautical Hatch Cover Table, Nautical Bench and Nautical High Backed Pew - Complete Matching Set #49
Can be used as an alcove or an Eat-In-Kitchen Nautical Dining Set in a waterfront home or maritime office
Complete Set of Nautical Furniture, Table and 2 Benches from restore WWII Liberty Ship Hatch CoverClick Photo!
Complete set of Maritime Furniture from beautifully restored authentic WW2 Liberty Ship Hatch Covers painstakingly custom hand crafted with a distinctive Nautical Flair! First class craftsmanship befitting any Captain or nautical minded Executive! Perfect as an informal kitchenette in a small alcove or eat-in-kitchen, or as the centerpiece in a maritime office or waterfront home with distinctive nautical theme or decor home office.
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Whether it be one a Nautical Coffee Table, Nautical Table, Nautical Bench or Pew, or a Nautical Desk made from restored 60 year old WW2 Liberty Ship Hatch Wooden Hatch Covers you will be very pleased with both the quality and durability of this nautical furniture to add to your nautical decor. The above photo's show the nautical table/desk along with 2 other companion pieces - the bench and the pew, both made from the planks of WW2 Liberty Ship Hatch Covers. Sometimes we get these hatch covers where all we can salvage is one or two planks. As you know these hatch covers sailed the world over on our Merchant Marine Fleet of Liberty and Victory Ships during WW2 and afterwards some were decommissioned and put into what was called the "Moth Ball Fleets" stragetically placed around the country. Other Liberty Ships were sold to private shipping companies and given or sold to other countries where they saw service up until the 1960's. So as you can see these hatch covers have plenty of wear and tear from the oceans and seas they sailed upon.

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Antique Trunks as a Shadow Box and Storage Chest!
Customer Photographic Examples of our Antique Trunks Being used as a Military or Naval Retirement Shadow Box and Storage Chest!!
Military or Naval Retirement Ceremony Shadow Box
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Why just get a shadow box or a newly made trunk with no history! 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!

Rare 1880 to Early 1890's Photograph of Antique 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.
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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 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.
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