1776 ANTIQUE REVOLUTIONARY WAR COLONIAL DOME-TOP TRUNK Chest Patriotic Americana
1776 ANTIQUE REVOLUTIONARY WAR COLONIAL DOME-TOP TRUNK Chest Patriotic Americana:
!!!WORLD CLASS RARITY!!! !!!A ONE-OF-A-KIND NATIONAL TREASURE!!! ORIGINAL 1776 OAK AND IRON DOME TOP TRUNK! HUGE ORIGINAL 1776 Dated Revolutionary War era Colonial Oak and Iron Dome Top Trunk signed with the Initials of the Maker or the person who commissioned its manufacture "DEB" and the Date of its Manufacture, "1776" in the Ironwork below the Lock. This Astounding 243 Year Old Survivor and first-hand witness to the Revolutionary War era is a Very Large 46" Wide, by 30.5" High, by 23.25" Deep. It weighs in excess of 100 pounds. All of the original Hand Forged Iron work is present and intact including the Original Hinges! The Oak is Solid and Strong and the Trunk itself is Very Sturdy, Strong and Rock Solid! A small chunk of wood is missing out of the right rear corner otherwise it is complete. The left rear hinge is loose on the top and the rivet that attaches it to the wood needs to be tightened. The Floor on the inside of the Trunk is intact, solid and strong! On each of the feet you will see a hole where an Axle went for the Wheels that used to be there. The Original Lock is Present! One can only wonder at the provenance of this Stunning 1776 Oak and Iron Dome-top Trunk and the things it has seen! Was it owned by some famous Patriot or by a Revolutionary War Officer? If the Initials "DEB" stand for the name of the Maker, it is possible that this Trunk was owned by George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, Paul Revere or somebody else famous. The Initials "DEB" may also stand for whoever commissioned its manufacture but there is no way to know where or by whom this Incredible 'Time Machine' 1776 Trunk was made. Whoever owned it must have been very rich in those days to afford this Incredible One of a Kind Museum Piece! When this Monumental 1776 Revolutionary War era Trunk / Blanket Chest is Professionally Restored it will be a Monumental Showpiece!!! The Iron work can be treated with "CORROSEAL" or a like product which will turn the Iron Black and prevent it from ever rusting again. Also, the Oak can be cleaned and oiled and brought back to its Original Beautiful Golden Oak Color with "RESTOR-A-FINISH" or a like product. I have not cleaned it or even dusted it, I have not touched it at all and will leave the restoration to the Buyer and Professionals. I am selling it just as it is with its Original Dust and Dirt, Totally Original and Untouched! IT IS A SINGULARLY MAGNIFICENT PIECE OF EARLY COLONIAL ERA FURNITURE! THIS IS A ONE-OF-A-KIND AND THE ONLY ONE THAT EXISTS, SO IF YOU DON'T GRAB IT RIGHT NOW IMMEDIATELY SOMEBODY ELSE WILL AND IT WILL BE GONE FOREVER!!! THIS STUNNING ONE-OF-A-KIND 1776 OAK AND IRON TRUNK IS A MUSEUM PIECE AND WILL LOOK AWESOME IN YOUR HOME, OFFICE OR IN A MUSEUM!!! SEE MY OTHER RARE ANTIQUES AND AMERICANA BEING saleED RIGHT NOW! TERMS & FREE SHIPPING IN LOWER 48 STATES: Payment is requested within 7 days of end of sale. This Trunk can be picked up in person OR Shipped by the Shipper of your choice OR I can have it Professionally Shipped by Certified Packing and Crating of Albuquerque, NM. Thank you and God Bless America!