antique pine blanket chest bedding box in original paint 1877 dated




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A very nice old pine dowry chest, found in beautifully worn original decorative paint, Northern Europe, dated 1877.
Built in customary way, heavy moulded top with iron strap hinges, two painted panels on the front, the top worn to the rustic pine.
Chunky dove tailed construction, standing on a flat moulded base.
Two painted panels on the front, depicting time faded bouquets and florals in a most appealling multi colour scheme, patinated to perfection . Background hues of dragon blood and terracotta seen shining through, still vibrant! Vinegar painted wavey background.
A hand forged iron escutcheon hides the large keyhole, the lock is present, but battered and no key.
A strong box indeed, oozing period charm, the painting very primitive yet well executed.
This chest has seen a few marriages, it is older than 1877.. we think about 1820 and has been used well, showing plenty of decaying character, knocks, dents, some wood worm scattered, but historic for sure.
Inside a lidded candle box, the lid of which acts as the prop and a very clean interior.
A blue mark inside on the floor, looks like a paint tester...
A good period box, a decorative and useful pine trunk or storage box, a focal point in any space.
1190mm wide
560mm deep
610mm 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: BXA077


Height = 61 cm (24")
Width = 119 cm (47")
Depth = 56 cm (22")

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