1871 Wedding Chest

1871 Wedding Chest


A charming polychromy pine wedding chest, dated 1871. The chest has been painted with a marbled effect intended to imitate wood grain. Over this blue, white and yellow roses were painted. Inside there is a small compartment with a hinged lid.

Wedding chests were an important part of traditional life in Eastern Europe. Young girls would spend their teens making and acquiring goods they would need to set up their own household. On their wedding day these items would be placed in the chest and carried to their new homes. As part of the celebration the chests would be decorated and inscribed with the year of the wedding, in this case 1871.

In good solid condition with nice old hinges.

It measures 47 x 96 x 55 cm.

The price includes delivery within the M25, please contact us for a quote if you would like it delivered elsewhere.

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