Transylvanian Marriage Chest

Transylvanian Marriage Chest

375.00

A 19th century pine marriage chest, with later painting. It is decorated in a vibrant folkloric design with bunches and garlands of flowers, typical of Transylvanian painted furniture.

Wedding chests such as these were historically kept by young girls preparing for life as the head of a household. They would accumulate necessary items such as clothing and linens over many years, storing them in the special chest. On the occasion of their marriage these could then be transported to their new home. 

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