Hand-painted Domed-Top Trunk ca. 1799
This 18th century treasure immediately imbues your home with a sense of history and wonder. You guys. It's from the 1700s! Old-world charm meets convenient storage in this fascinating folklore truck. Hand-painted with initials and the date of 1799, imagine the conversation piece this could be in your living room. Our country was just getting started when this trunk was just getting started at the home of some young Swedish couple.
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.