The original hand-painted flowers, carved details & panels make this large trunk a special find. The top and sides are painted with a mixture of brick red and earth/wood tones but is the the lovely hand painted flowers inside carved panels which captures ones attention.
The delightful original paint remains intact on this large trunk and is a wonderful example of the simple folk art style found in eastern Europe in the 1800's. Notice the date of 1870 in the top central "box." Unique to this trunk is the large lower drawer.
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.
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.
Original green painted box or small trunk with traditional flowers of red and yellow. Dated 1798, imagine the treasures and stories it has stored through over 200 years of use. The wear as seen along the top and interior is expected for its age.
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