antique rustic pine dowry chest blanket box in original paint




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A very ancient pine dowry chest, found in beautifully worn original decorative paint, Northern Europe.
Built in customary way, heavily moulded top with iron loop hinges, a large painted panel barely visible on the top.
Chunky dove tailed construction, standing on a flat plinth, no feet.
Five painted panels on the front, two of them depicting time faded bouquets and florals on a most appealling pale blue. Background hues of dragon blood and terracotta seen shining through, still vibrant!
A hand forged iron escutcheon hides the large keyhole, leading to a castle style snap lock, which is disabled to avoid unwanted closure! Sorry no key..
A strong box indeed, oozing period charm, the painting very primitive yet well executed.
This chest has seen a few marriages... it has been used well and shows plenty of decaying character, knocks, dents, some wood worm in the base and scattered, but historic for sure.
Inside a lidded candle box and a clean interior. Candle burns in the base and a small ink stain inside the candle box.
The lid acts as a lid prop.
A good period box, but if you are looking for perfect, this is not for you.
A decorative and useful pine trunk or storage box, a focal point in any space.
1330mm wide
505mm deep
390mm high
Delivery 65 mainland England, for more remote areas like Cornwall, Wales, Scotland and isles, please email your postcode.
Self collection possible by arrangement.
Standard delivery is a one man service, door to door.
Please note that all our furniture is treated for wood worm, regardless if it has worm or not, using a very effective, non toxic environmentally sound product. Any wood worm damage worth mentionning will be stated in the description. Also, most colour schemes can be changed upon request, unless it is original paint.
Internal Ref: BXA049


Height = 39 cm (16")
Width = 113 cm (45")
Depth = 51 cm (20")

This item is SOLD and is no longer available to purchase.

* This item has been sold, though you can still email the seller if you wish

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