Early 19th Century Swedish Painted Trunk dated 1830

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26H x 47.5W x 25D

Location: Dallas


Early 19th Century Swedish Painted Trunk was dated 1830 to celebrate a birthday, and the initials of the honoree are painted on the left side of the front, with the date on the right, all surrounded by artistically rendered wreaths of roses and foliates!  Such trunks contained a lady's dowry and her prized possessions that she would bring into a marriage.  The rounded top was designed to make ship and train personnel place the trunk on top of the baggage for travel, keeping it from being covered by the rest of the cargo.  A combination of dovetail joints and hand-forged brackets were employed to ensure this particular trunk would have a long life.  Even the handles have been structurally reinforced with iron strapping!  Trunk opens up to reveal capacious storage, and even the candle box remains at the top reminding us how precious candles were in those days.  Perfect for providing a subtly colorful and historically significant addition to any decor!
Dated 1830
Measures 26H x 47.5W x 25D