19th Century Swedish Floral Painted Dome Top Wedding Trunk


Charming mid 19th century Swedish wedding trunk or dowry trunk featuring floral painted reserves over a blue background. This dome-top oak trunk is the largest we have ever come across at nearly 60 inches wide. The chest is constructed with 1 inch thick pieces of solid oak reinforced with iron strapping and hardware. The front is dated 1842 with initials O.F.L. The lock plate hardware and latch appear to be working. The chest is very heavy and strong with a lovely aged patina on the finish. Provenance: Purchased from the Yager Gallerie in Calistoga, CA. Ira Yeager (American 1938-2022) used this trunk as a prop in his studio.

Dimensions: 59"w x 26.5"d x 27"h

Circa: 1842, Sweden

Materials: Iron, Oak

Condition: Distressed, minor wear consistent with age and use. Beautifully crafted with a lovely aged patina as seen in photos. Age appropriate wear and fading.

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