Green Hand-Painted Swedish Marriage Trunk with Tan Colored Initials & Date c.1830 & Original Hardware
Old world Scandinavian wedding trunk, hand-painted forest green with hand-painted tan colored initials "ADS" and date "1882". Swedish dowry chest features a domed top with original steel trim, hardware, lock and key, and handles on side.
Swedish "kista" trunks were once given as a gift to a marrying couple and would be filled with all the necessities for married life, such as special linens, family keepsakes, and so on. Often you'll find them hand-painted with both the date and the initials of the betrothed couple. In modern times, dowry trunks work well as hope chests, occasional and coffee tables, attractive and interesting storage, or as a conversation piece in any room or foyer.
H 27.5" W 48.25" D 24.25"