Old World Scandinavian Blue Hand-Painted Folklore Wedding Dowry Chest ca. 1815

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Old world Scandinavian blue hand-painted folklore wedding dowry chest ca. 1815. Storybook flair that’s well-built enough to last, as it has for a couple hundred years already. This hand-painted treasure from 1815 has been hand-painted a teal-navy with floral flourishes, date, and initials and iron hardware on the exterior, and striking cream with coordinating crimson detailing on the interior. Detachable bulb feet for raising chest off the floor, if one should choose to do so. Trunk does have some wear including dry cracks, color loss and a sluggish lock (key is included), but at 200+ years old, it's in stellar shape and is truly a magnificent piece.


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.

Coordinating cabinet available as Item #501004.


H 15.75"
W 34.25"
D 21.75"