antique large pine dome top dowry chest blanket chest bedding box in original paint 1850

ANTIQUE LARGE PINE DOME TOP DOWRY CHEST, BLANKET CHEST, BEDDING BOX IN ORIGINAL PAINT 1850


Price

£365
| $509 USD | €422 EUR


Item Ref

BXA081

Description

Rustic and decorated pine boxes are rarely found in undisturbed and original condition which makes this box a pleasing find.
Originating from the Continent, in this case Denmark or Northern Germany and decorated to celebrate a marriage, hence called dowry chests.
This particular style of decoration can be found all over Europe from Scandinavia to Hungary, typically intended to fake a more valueable timber, in this case walnut or rosewood.
The finish is intact on all of the chest, still vibrant and with minor wear.
The interior is wall papered, with the original first paper, no layers.
The paper is used and missing in places, but is acceptable to keep.
Of course the paper could be removed to reveal the natural pine and the chest could be stripped or painted.
A lidded candle / herb box is found on the left hand side.
The trunk has original hand forged hinges, a chunky brass knob, original snap lock and key. Impressive iron and pewter carrying handles.
No cracks or splits in the highly domed top, the plinth is intact, bar a couple of minor missing pieces, see photos.
This is a lovely example of a mid Victorian blanket chest, dowry chest, bedding box in original condition.
Dimensions:
1150mm wide
590mm deep
740mm 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: BXA081


Dimensions

Height = 74 cm (29")
Width = 115 cm (45")
Depth = 59 cm (23")



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