antique pine dowry chest with original decorative paint 1850




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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, most likely Northern German, as there is a little paper love token stuck on the inside of the lid, a marriage vow, in German. These chests were often decorated for the celebration of a marriage, hence called dowry chests.
The style of decorative paint can be found all over Europe from Scandinavia to Hungary, normally floral designs, as in this case, bunches of flowers in "Rose Maling" style.
Two panels highlighted in white, surrounded by swayes of tulips and leaves, the panels themselves depicting bunches of mixed flowers, between the panels a 'tree of life' style arrangement. The same design on the top of the trunk, but much more faded and worn.
The sides are plain dark blue with a red heart shaped garland, the interior of the trunk is clean scrubbed pine.
There are more decorative details, stylised colums on either side, chunky rounded bracket feet, a shaped and jointed lid frame.
The trunk has candle box, butt hinges and a lock, but sorry no key.
Really a lovely old original chest.
1210mm wide
720mm high
600mm deep
Delivery cost 65 most of England, for more remote areas like Scotland, Cornwall, Wales and isles, please email your postcode.
Please add congestion charge for Inner London.
Delivery is a man and a van, door to door service.
Self-collection is possible by arrangement.
Please note that all our furniture is treated for woodworm, with a non-toxic , highly effective treatment. Any woodworm damage worth mentioning will be in the description.
Colour schemes can be changed upon request, unless it is original paint.
Thank you for your interest.
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Internal Ref: BXA046


Height = 72 cm (29")
Width = 121 cm (48")
Depth = 60 cm (24")

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