antique pine box dowry chest in original paint

ANTIQUE PINE BOX / DOWRY CHEST IN ORIGINAL PAINT


Price

SOLD

Item Ref

BXA009

Description

Rustic and decorated pine boxes are rarely found in undisturbed and original condition which makes this box a one of a kind item.
Originating from the Continent, possibly Northern German and decorated for the celebration of a marriage, hence called dowry chests.
The style of decoration can be found all over Europe from Scandinavia to Hungary, typically floral designs, as in this case, tied bunches of flowers in "Rose Maling" style. The sides are vinegar painted and the interior of the trunk is clean scrubbed pine.
The condition of the box is excellent, there are signs of slight wear, mainly on the top, where the painted finish has faded nicely as one would expect.
The original inscription is well preserved on the very bottom of the chest, stating:
'Where God places you, stand with courage and trust'.
The inscription on the lid says: 'Keepsake'
The trunk has original hinges and lock, but sorry no key.
Dimensions:
100mm wide
450mm high
500mm deep
Delivery mainland England 50, for more remote areas like Scotland , Cornwall or Wales please email your postcode.
Internal Ref: BXA009



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