Micalizzi Antiques and Furniture Restoration, Phone: show contact info
). Located on 28 Harrison avenue Building #9 Englishtown New Jersey. Hours: Monday - Friday 9-4, Saturday 10-3. A beautiful one of a kind antique wooden chest with a hand panted mural on top. The Painting is of a clipper type ship called "Mary Owens". Along the sides in hand painted letters is "captains cabin". I dont have a lot of history on this piece unfortunately, and cant say for certain if this chest was ever used on a ship. There is no information on a Massachusetts ship with the name "Mary Owens" that I could find. The aging of the chest would match what you would expect from the correct time period of the drawn ship (mid 1800's). It has a front lock but it has not been tested as there is no key. It has two hinges and a more recently added chain stopper. All of the painting is hand drawn and near perfection. It does show its age with a portion of the top mural having flaked off over the years. Whats left still shows beautifully and adds a patina look to the chest overall. Really unique one of a kind piece with a look that can only be replicated with years and years of existence. It measures 38L x 22W x 19H. Check out out other postings for more. Something for everyone!