Intricately Hand-Painted Swedish Marriage Trunk with Floral Motif & Date ca.1823 with Original Hardware & Domed Top
Intricately hand-painted Swedish marriage trunk with floral motif & date ca. 1823 with original hardware. Storage meets style with this beautiful hand-painted 19th century trunk adorned with hand painted decorative flowers and vines. The floral and foliage motif is repeated throughout the piece, both on the front face with the origin year of 1900, and on all three sections of the domed top. Dowry chest features a slightly arched lid and original wrought iron hardware, trim, and lock. The interior of the trunk showcases a complete wash of a soft pink salmon color and is both striking and beautiful. Whether this is incorporated into a home as functional, yet attractive storage or merely as decor, it's sure to make an impression on any who encounter it.
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 17.75" W 39" D 17.75"