antique dowry chest trunk box 1818 decorative paint




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A chunky hand painted country pine chest in totally originally condition.
Dating from 1818, found in this style in Scandinavia and northern Germany,hand decorated with traditional "rosemaling", depicting roses,flowers,a gorgeous heart garland and geometric designs.
The paint work is exceptionally fine, with the date intact, the front still very vivid in colour and the top nicely faint as you would expect.
Inside the chest has original iron strap hinges and a working castle-style snap lock.The huge key is original too and must never be put inside, it will be lost... the snap lock will see to that!!
Sturdy hand forged iron carrying handles on both sides and an adzed back complete the period features.
The candle box is missing.
It also has some very charming old paper love/ marriage tokens on the lid underside, depicting a married couple in harmony.
A perfect most decorative storage trunk for hall, landing, bedroom or usable as a window or 'behind the bed' seat.
49 1/2" 1255mm wide
23 3/4" 604mm high
27" 685mm deep
Delivery 60, mainland England.
Internal Ref: BXA007

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