antique unique pine dowry chest box in original first paint with secret drawers and wheels 1850

ANTIQUE UNIQUE PINE DOWRY CHEST / BOX IN ORIGINAL FIRST PAINT WITH SECRET DRAWERS AND WHEELS 1850


Price

SOLD

Item Ref

BXA076

Description

Decorated pine boxes are rarely found in original condition, hence the delight in finding this.
Originating from Northern Europe, very likely Denmark or Sweden 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, depicting a variety of flora in vases, singularly or in sprays.
The painting is typical 'Rosemaling', very rustic and primitive, yet artful.. really lovely.
Colour scheme: muted dark blue back drop all round, dark rich reds on pillars and frames, the flowers a mix of vibrant muted multi tones.
The condition of the box is very good, there are signs of wear, mostly around the top frame, where the painted finish has been worn to the mellow pine as one would expect after years of use. Scattered wood worm holes, but a moderate amount considering the age.
The construction of the chest is outstanding, moulded panelled top, three panels to the front, divided by elaborately carved colums, a deep breakfront baroquesque plinth, which to the delighted audience, reveals the hidded secret drawers by sliding to the sides.
The drawers are very clean, yet original, obviously haven't seen much day light.
The trunk has original hinges, a fantastic escutcheon and snap lock plus AN added bonus, the original enormous key.
As a box this size is not easy to move around, the maker has added an ingenious wooden wheel base, still in good usable conditon, another unique feature!
The finest type of country furniture, really a museum piece.
Dimensions:
1270mm wide
670mm deep
650mm high
Delivery 80 mainland England, for more remote areas like Cornwall, Wales, Scotland and isles, please email your postcode.
Standard courier delivery is a man and van service, door to door.
Self collection is possible by arrangement.
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 mentioning will be stated in the description.
Internal Ref: BXA076


Dimensions

Height = 65 cm (26")
Width = 127 cm (50")
Depth = 67 cm (27")



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