Oak Carved Inlaid Antique 1700's Swedish Dowry Chest or Trunk
Item sold on 2014-11-14 - Shipped on 2014-12-17
This magnificent 1700's hand carved oak dowry chest from Sweden has arches surrounding ebony inlaid marquetry. The finish is in excellent condition, preserving mars, stains and various restorations over the centuries, see photos.
Waxed and buffed, only an occasional wipe with a soft dry cloth is needed to maintain the antique patina. Hand wrought iron handles and hinges are original, the giant lock has a key but does not latch the lid.
This historic heirloom trunk would have descended with the daughters of a family. Measurements are 36" long, 22" deep and 23" tall.
See 30 photos on Harp Gallery website that enlarge to full screen size.
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