The intricate hand-carved details highlight the natural beauty of the oak in this impressive large sideboard. Notice the craftsmanship revealed in the carving and deep patina of the aged wood. The upper and lower drawers run smoothly.
The paint is all original on this flat top trunk dated 1832. The earth-toned paint and style resembling a faux wood finish were the traditional folk art of the period, while the addition of flowers on a blue background added to its charm. Open the trunk to discover additional writing and dates.
There is something inviting in this simple, narrow box or small trunk. Perhaps it is the warm pine that has taken on a deeper patinal with age, or the hand-wrought iron corners and hinges that reveal its age and were used to reinforce it providing extra strength and security.
This dark green painted trunk is a great example of Swedish country craftsmanship. The large size, domed top, and hand-painted floral details along the front and top all reflect its Swedish heritage. The wrought iron details are hand made as well.
The soft blue paint is all original on this lovely dome top trunk from Sweden. The monogram of SMD and date of 1810 indicate it was likely a wedding present for a couple begining their life together.
There is a graceful country charm to this domed top pine trunk from Sweden. The delightful original red paint remains, along with the cornucopia of flowers embellishing the front and two additional bouquets of flowers on the very top. Notice the monogram and date of 1853.
The front of this interesting trunk has carved baskets filled with flowers, and a carved garland of flowers along the bottom which add to the charm of this country chest. The original brick red paint appears worn and distressed while adding depth of character.
Delightful Hungarian trunk decorated with traditional floral folk art painted panels. Aside from the original red and white painted floral garlands and wreaths of green leaves, it is the areas that have been gently worn away from years of touch and use.
Perfect as a unique coffee table, this original painted trunk with red and green floral details is a great example of Romanian folk art from the mid 1800's. The flat top allows it to serve many functions in a modern home, including a coffee table, side table, blanket or toy chest.
Tulips were a favorite flower motif used on painted furniture throughout the European countryside, and are seen beautifully displayed here on the hand-painted trunk from Sweden. The two monograms and date of 1789 indicate it was likely a wedding present.
It is the incredible hand-carved details that make this trunk or "coffer" so impressive. This solid oak trunk is the type one might see if touring the hallways of a castle in Denmark. The date of 1776 reveals this baroque trunk has passed the test of time.
Carved antique coffer trunk from Italy circa 1700-1740, with original iron hardware and a front heavily carved with flourishes of leaves and
Carved antique oak coffer trunk from Denmark dated 1757, with a carved panelled front, original iron handles and strap hinges, all resting on bun feet.
This item is part of our “unrestored” collection. Our antiques arrive from Europe in warehouse condition. Before shipping
This unique trunk is both beautiful and unusual, due to the combination of hand-carved details highlighted with painted accents of red, yellow and green paint . The name Johann Von Holt and year of 1781 appear carved along the top.
Carved 17th century oak trunk from Denmark, dated 1665, with 4 arched panels and cherub carvings on the front.
The elaborate carving that surrounds the arched panels adds decorative as well as architectural interest to this large German trunk, also called a coffer. Trunks and coffers were the storage of the day, while coffers usually had locks to protect something of personal value inside.