Learn about Marriage Chest

A large wooden trunk, often carved and decorated, sometimes with initials and a date, in which a young woman would store clothes, sheets, linen and other domestic necessaries, in anticipation of her marriage. Sometimes known as a dowry chest.
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Antique painted Scandinavian dome topped marriage trunk. Painted date 1859, with key

A rare carved walnut marriage coffer, Poggibonsi, Tuscany, 15th century. 90 cm high, 100 cm wide, 56 cm deep. Provenance: Mossgreen Auctions, The Modern Decorator, 8 November 2005, Lot 100

A Spanish walnut and pine marriage chest, 18th century, the rectangular plank top, the front carved with arches and pilasters flanked by stylised floral and foliage, on platform base resting on double scroll pad feet, 63.5 cm high, 140 cm wide, 55.5 cm dee

Antique painted pine dome top marriage trunk, dated 1852, 69 cm, 128 cm wide

An 18th century Spanish hand carved walnut marriage chest 62 x 106 x 58 cm with original 18th century locks and hinges.

An early 18th century oak and iron bound marriage chest with painted decoration to front 'B.J.S/Anno/1722'. Width 139 cm. Depth 62 cm. Height 68 cm

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