Swedish 1800's Antique Marquetry Trunk or Marriage Dowry Chest, Original Lock
Item sold on 2015-08-02 - Shipped on 2015-08-02
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A magnificent chest or marriage dowry trunk from Sweden was hand crafted around 1800. The satiny finish is in excellent condition, preserving a few mars and dings for character.
A pine frame surrounds inlaid panels of exquisite inlaid marquetry in traditional folk patterns, incorporating various local fruit and nut hardwoods. One end bears initials Y and H over a W, presumably the wedding couple for whom this wonderful chest was intended.
There are various losses to the inlay work, see photos. The original wrought iron lock works with a giant key. Engraved iron hinges appear original, lower arms were remounted long ago. Inside is a small covered box for keepsakes. Large bun feet are old but later on this European antique furniture.
Measurements are 54" long, 22" deep and 25" tall.
See 26 photos on Harp Gallery website that enlarge to full screen size.
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