It is the incredible hand-carved details that make this trunk or "coffer" so impressive, but made even more special with the four hand-painted panels of flowers. This solid oak trunk is the type one might see if touring the hallways of a castle in Denmark.
Original hand painted trunk dated 1886. The blue painted finish is worn and distressed through generations of use; much of the old pine is revealed. Note the red painted panels that display a cross, anchor & heart; representing faith, hope & love.
Original hand-painted folk art flat top pine trunk with traditional floral motif painted in brown, orange/reds, brown/black, yellow, white and black. Restored and waxed, in solid condition ready to use.
Original hand-painted folk art flat top pine trunk with traditional floral motif painted finish in reds, brown/black, yellow and green. Restored and waxed, in solid condition ready to use.
The paint is all original on this delightful flat top trunk dated 1804 and rests on painted bun feet. The flowers in vases are depicted on the front panels, which was a popular folk art design throughout the 1800's.
Original blue painted dome top oak trunk from Sweden with traditional hand-painted details include floral motif along top and front. Monogram of HPD and date "1828" indicate this trunk may have been crafted to give as a dowry or wedding present.
The charm of this original painted trunk comes from the simplistic landscape painting that still graces the front, even after 200 years of use. Note the painted panels, colors (primarily green with blue undertones), dovetail joints and date of 1808.
Original green painted dome top oak trunk; monogram of PMS and date "1857" indicate this trunk may have been for a dowry or wedding present. Traditional hand-painted details include floral motif along top and front. Wrought iron straps and side handles.
The original brick red paint has been gently distressed over generations of use, deepening the patina of this delightful flat top trunk. The hand-painted date of 1820 and lower monogram indicate it may have been part of a dowry or 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.
This solid oak trunk is the type one might see if touring the hallways of a castle in Denmark. Note the impressive carving and original hand-wrought iron handles that facilitate moving this heavy coffer while the long hinges allow one to open the heavy oak top.