antique pine dowry chest in original decorative paint 1847




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They say all good things come in threes...we have 3 dowry chests of outstanding quality....
Rustic and decorated pine boxes are rarely found in undisturbed and original condition which makes this box also a one of a kind item.
Originating from the Continent, most likely Northern German or Danish.
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 vases and wreaths in "Rose Maling" style.
Two panels are kept in a dark back ground, a muted blue / green, the middle panel an lighter colour with the date of 1847 encircled by a beautiful floral wreath. The same design on the top of the trunk, but much more faded and worn.
The sides are plain dark blue with the traditional strong forged carrying handles.
The interior of the trunk is clean scrubbed pine.
There are more decorative details, stylised colums on either side of the centre panel, chunky flat pad feet, adouble panelled lid frame.
The trunk has candle box, strap hinges, the original lock and large key. Scattered wood worm holes, historic for sure.
Really a lovely old original chest.
1220mm wide
720mm high
585mm deep
610mm high
Delivery cost 70 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.
If you are looking for Vintage furniture, reclaimed furniture and Vintage garden items, they can all found on our web site: Selling Antiques has a strict date line policy, items too young cannot be listed on their site.
Internal Ref: BXA078


Height = 61 cm (24")
Width = 122 cm (48")
Depth = 58.5 cm (23")

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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