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Original Painted Dowry Chest
Located in Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Small late 19th C original painted dowry chest. 1890. Dimensions 27.5 inches (70 cms) wide 17 inches (43 cms) deep 22 inches (56 cms) high.
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Antique 19th Century Romanian Blanket Chests

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Beech

  • Original Painted Dowry Chest
  • Original Painted Dowry Chest
  • Original Painted Dowry Chest
  • Original Painted Dowry Chest
H 22 in. W 27.5 in. D 17 in.
19th Century Swedish Marriage/Dowry Chest
Located in Leek, Staffordshire
1850 19th century Swedish marriage/dowry chest with original hand painted decoration, hardware and hinged candle box. Measures: W 138 x H 59 x D 58cm. ...
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Antique Early 19th Century Swedish Blanket Chests

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Pine

  • 19th Century Swedish Marriage/Dowry Chest
  • 19th Century Swedish Marriage/Dowry Chest
  • 19th Century Swedish Marriage/Dowry Chest
  • 19th Century Swedish Marriage/Dowry Chest
H 23.23 in. W 54.34 in. D 22.84 in.
18th Century Swedish Dowry Chest, Dated 1774
Located in Helsingborg, SE
Fine 18th century Swedish flat topped dowry chest in it's original colour and dated 1774.
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Antique 18th Century Swedish Gustavian Blanket Chests

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Pine

  • 18th Century Swedish Dowry Chest, Dated 1774
  • 18th Century Swedish Dowry Chest, Dated 1774
  • 18th Century Swedish Dowry Chest, Dated 1774
  • 18th Century Swedish Dowry Chest, Dated 1774
H 22.05 in. W 42.13 in. D 26.78 in.
Swedish Gustavian Dowry Chest with Exceptional Interior Painting, Dated 1782
Located in New York, NY
An exceptional Swedish Gustavian dowry chest with original paint on the interior and exterior. The interior painting depicts a marriage scene and the exterior is inscribed and dated ...
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Antique 18th Century Swedish Folk Art Blanket Chests

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Iron

Antique Asian Indian Brass Clad Dowry Chest
Located in Lambertville, NJ
Antique Asian Indian brass clad dowry chest, circa 1880 made in India, appropriate wear throughout minor losses to fabric, interior stains, later silk interior, no key.
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Antique 1880s Indian Anglo-Indian Furniture

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Brass

Original Painted Dowry Chest Trunk or Luggage, Dated 1840
Located in Stamford, CT
A dated, signed, inscribed 1840 incredibly detailed original painted dowry chest or trunk with original lock and key. This large and impressive chest even bears the original metal en...
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Antique Mid-19th Century American Classical Blanket Chests

Dowry Chest, circa 1874
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Painted hope chest with stylized "Tree of Life," dated 1874. The style of this chest is typical of the late 1700s, so it is likely that it was passed down through generations and rec...
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Antique 19th Century Latvian Baltic Blanket Chests

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Wood

  • Dowry Chest, circa 1874
  • Dowry Chest, circa 1874
  • Dowry Chest, circa 1874
  • Dowry Chest, circa 1874
H 36 in. W 44 in. D 26 in.
Antique Latvian Dowry Chest
By Ken Petersen
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Beautifully painted Latvian wedding chest with symbolic "tree of life" motif with flowers, butterflies and carved sun-bursts. This chest has the original lock but the key is missing.
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Antique 19th Century Latvian Country Blanket Chests

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Wood

  • Antique Latvian Dowry Chest
  • Antique Latvian Dowry Chest
  • Antique Latvian Dowry Chest
  • Antique Latvian Dowry Chest
H 30 in. W 44 in. D 28 in.
Vintage Moroccan Hand Crafted Storage or Dowry Chest
Located in Plainview, NY
A 1950's beautiful one of a kind hand carved wooden Moroccan dowry chest. The chest features intricate moorish details and natural bone inlay. The interior is covered in fine genuine...
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Mid-20th Century Moroccan Moorish Decorative Boxes

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Metal

18th Century Dowry Chest
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Charming hope chest with many decorative details. Original paint. Interior candle box, mid-1700s!
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Antique 18th Century and Earlier Latvian Country Blanket Chests

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Pine

  • 18th Century Dowry Chest
  • 18th Century Dowry Chest
  • 18th Century Dowry Chest
  • 18th Century Dowry Chest
H 41 in. W 47.5 in. D 30 in.
Antique Indian Mughal Wood Dowry Chest with Carved Patterns, 19th Century
Located in Yonkers, NY
A 19th century Mughal dowry chest with carved patterns from India. This chest wooden chest with a slanted top strengthened by metal hardware reinforcements. The front displays lightl...
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Antique 19th Century Indian Decorative Boxes

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Wood

Antique Dowry Chest, Burmese, Teak, Trunk, 19th Century, circa 1890
Located in Hele, Devon, GB
This is an antique dowry chest, a Burmese, teak trunk dating to the late 19th century, circa 1890. Attractive Burmese dowry chest Stout teak construction displaying good colour ...
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Antique 19th Century Burmese Trunks and Luggage

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Teak

Late 18th Century Hand Painted Bavarian Dowry Chest Dated 1767
Located in Miami, FL
Late 18th century hand painted Bavarian dowry chest dated 1767 Offered for sale is a Bavarian hand painted dowry chest with cast iron handles, escutcheon and interior hinges. The ...
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Antique Mid-18th Century German Primitive Trunks and Luggage

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Wood

Chinese Antique Large Dowry Chest with Arching Lid, Carved Panels and Drawers
Located in Yonkers, NY
A Chinese antique dowry chest from the early 20th century, with carved panels, three drawers and scalloped skirt. Created in China during the early years of the 20th century, this do...
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Early 20th Century Chinese Trunks and Luggage

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Brass

19th Century Swiss Black Forest Carved Dowry Chest or Trunk with Needlework
Located in Haarlem, NL
Charming hand carved mid-sized wooden Folk Art dowry chest from the Black Forest area of Switzerland, made circa the turn of the century. It features a beautifully hand carved flor...
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Antique Late 19th Century Swiss Black Forest Blanket Chests

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Fabric, Walnut

17th Century English Carved Oak Dowry Chest
Located in Dallas, TX
Presenting an absolutely gorgeous and historic 17th century English carved oak dowry chest. Made of solid oak in England, circa 1600-1650. This piece has all the classic signs ...
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Antique Early 17th Century English Jacobean Blanket Chests

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Oak

  • 17th Century English Carved Oak Dowry Chest
  • 17th Century English Carved Oak Dowry Chest
  • 17th Century English Carved Oak Dowry Chest
  • 17th Century English Carved Oak Dowry Chest
H 32.25 in. W 57.25 in. D 23.5 in.
Massive Antique Indian Carved Wood Dowry Chest
Located in Bridgeport, CT
The entire chest with framed square panels in three rows on the top, and four on the front, sides, and back. The front panels have added X form decorative pieces and all frames have ...
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Antique 19th Century Indian Rustic Blanket Chests

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Iron

Stunning circa 1880 Antique Teak & Brass Damchiya Dowry Chest or Linen Trunk
Located in GB
We are delighted to offer this exquisite original circa 1880 Indian Damchiya Dowry chest with hand hammered brass detailing and solid teak frame This is piece is one of the finest...
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Antique 1880s Indian High Victorian Blanket Chests

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Brass

Early 19th Century Swedish Marriage/Dowry Chest
Located in Leek, Staffordshire
1815. Early 19th century Swedish marriage chest with original hand painted decoration, hardware and hinged candle box. Measures: W 156 x H 71 x D 57cm Internal H 57 x D 52cm.
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Antique Early 19th Century Swedish Blanket Chests

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Pine

  • Early 19th Century Swedish Marriage/Dowry Chest
  • Early 19th Century Swedish Marriage/Dowry Chest
  • Early 19th Century Swedish Marriage/Dowry Chest
  • Early 19th Century Swedish Marriage/Dowry Chest
H 27.96 in. W 61.42 in. D 22.45 in.
Chinese 19th Century Dowry Chest with Fretwork and Carved Gilt Characters
Located in Yonkers, NY
Antique Chinese hand-carved traveling dowry chest from the 19th century with fretwork panels, gilt characters and brass ornaments. This exquisite Chinese dowry chest features a linea...
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Antique 19th Century Chinese Furniture

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Brass

18th Century Blanket Box or Wedding Dowry Chest
Located in Hamilton, Ontario
Believed to have originated from Southern Italy.  Free shipping within the United States and Canada.
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Antique 1760s European Rococo Blanket Chests

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Wood

Painted Hope Chest, Blanket Box or Dowry Chest, circa 1840
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Painted hope chest with images of a rooster, a hen, a dog and a hare. There are stylized "tree of life" symbols painted on three sides with blessings for the newlyweds inscribed at t...
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Antique 19th Century Latvian Blanket Chests

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Pine

German Hope Chest or Dowry Chest, Carved Oak, Dated 1718, Baroque
Located in Halle, DE
German Marriage chest / Aussteuertruhe, 301 years old! Dated 1718. Rich carvings in oakwood. Comes from the Region of Bad Rothenfelde, Lower Saxony. We could retrieve one name from t...
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Antique Early 18th Century German Baroque Blanket Chests

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Oak

Early 20C The Queen Playing with Sword Camphor Dowry Chest
Located in Dallas, TX
Presenting a beautiful Early 20C The Queen Playing with Sword Camphor Dowry Chest. Made in Hong Kong circa 1920 by the You On & Co. furniture makers of Hong Kong for the China Gif...
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Early 20th Century Hong Kong Chinese Export Furniture

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Hardwood

Monumental 19th Century Chinese Wedding Dowry Chest
Located in Forney, TX
A phenomenal hand carved and painted wooden antique wedding dowry stacked drawer carriage chest from China. Commissioned in the 19th century to commemorate the wedding of a new bride...
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Antique 19th Century Chinese Qing Wardrobes and Armoires

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Lacquer, Paint, Wood

Early 18th Century Antique Carved Oak Marriage or Dowry Chest, Dated 1735
Located in Miami, FL
A period 18th century flat top Danish Baroque dower chest or trunk in carved oak decorated with architectural porticos and dated 1735. Offers original side handles, key plate and ori...
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Antique 1730s Danish Baroque Blanket Chests

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Oak

Pair Antique Chinese Qing RED Cabinet Wedding Dowry Chests Travel Trunk, 1900s
Located in National City, CA
We are presenting: 1900s Chinese Qing Dynasty -pair of antique wood cabinets with aged metal transportation hardware cabinet designed for traveling front doors have 3 locks. One c...
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Early 20th Century Chinese Chinese Export Cabinets

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Metal

1920s Asian Dowry, Blanket or Storage Chest, Bronze Decorated J. L. George
Located in Stamford, CT
1920s Century Asian Dowry, blanket or storage chest. Bronze decorated having strong bronze hinges with a cedar interior this functional and decorative chest is simply stunning having...
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Mid-20th Century Hong Kong Chinese Export Blanket Chests

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Brass

Antique Early American Folk Art Pine Parquetry Star Dowry Blanket Chest Trunk
Located in Dayton, OH
Antique Early American pine Folk Art farmhouse dowry or blanket chest featuring striped geometric parquetry design with lone stars. Acquired in the 1980’s from a Salt Lake City estat...
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Early 20th Century Folk Art Blanket Chests

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Pine

Antique Marriage Chest, Asian, Chinese Elm, Carved Dowry Trunk, circa 1900
Located in Hele, Devon, GB
This is an antique marriage chest. An Asian, Chinese elm carved dowry trunk, dating to the 19th century, circa 1900. Captivating matrimonial chest Displays a desirable aged patin...
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Antique Late 19th Century Chinese Chinese Export Trunks and Luggage

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Elm

Indian Dowry Chest
Located in Edinburgh, GB
Large carved chest/sideboard, believed to be an Indian dowry chest. Inside is one large space with a door at either side and a double door in the middle Measures: Width 50" ...
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Antique Mid-19th Century Indian Other More Asian Art, Objects and Furniture

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Wood

  • Indian Dowry Chest
  • Indian Dowry Chest
  • Indian Dowry Chest
  • Indian Dowry Chest
H 39 in. W 50 in. D 26 in.
Pennsylvania Blanket Box/ Dowry Chest
Located in Culver City, CA
This piece is a Classic example of a Pennsylvania blanket box or dowry chest with painted elements and carved feet. It has three exterior drawers and an interior till or safe. From t...
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Antique 18th Century American Country Blanket Chests

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Iron

  • Pennsylvania Blanket Box/ Dowry Chest
  • Pennsylvania Blanket Box/ Dowry Chest
  • Pennsylvania Blanket Box/ Dowry Chest
  • Pennsylvania Blanket Box/ Dowry Chest
H 27 in. W 52 in. D 23 in.
Carved Dowry Chest Dimchiya
Located in Redruth, GB
Beautiful Indian Dimchiya dowry chest with ornately carved decoration. Single small central door with metal hinges and latch, fantastic elaborate carved panels including flowers and ...
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Antique 19th Century Indian Bohemian Cupboards

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Wood

  • Carved Dowry Chest Dimchiya
  • Carved Dowry Chest Dimchiya
  • Carved Dowry Chest Dimchiya
  • Carved Dowry Chest Dimchiya
H 50.79 in. W 32.68 in. D 24.02 in.
Teak and Iron Damchiya Dowry Chest, circa 1870
Located in Hudson, NY
Damchiya, or dowry chests (often indicated by wheeled feet), were used to store and deliver fine linens and other valuables were given to a groom’s family as part of the marriage con...
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Antique Late 19th Century Indian Anglo-Indian Blanket Chests

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Iron

Italian Walnut and Marquetry Dowry Chest or Cassone
Located in Charlottesville, VA
A dowry chest or cassone, from the second half of the 18th century, the front of somewhat architectural form, with a footed plinth and projecting “pilasters” separating the marquetry...
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Antique Late 18th Century Italian Blanket Chests

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Walnut

  • Italian Walnut and Marquetry Dowry Chest or Cassone
  • Italian Walnut and Marquetry Dowry Chest or Cassone
  • Italian Walnut and Marquetry Dowry Chest or Cassone
  • Italian Walnut and Marquetry Dowry Chest or Cassone
H 23.75 in. W 64.25 in. D 24.5 in.
Hungarian Dowry Chest, in Beech, with Carved and Painted Decorative Design
Located in Raalte, NL
Beautiful designed Old Hungarian dowry chest with carved and painted geometric motifs and a wrought iron brace (parts have been renewed), circa 1900. The measurements are, Depth ...
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Early 20th Century Hungarian Blanket Chests

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Beech

Indian Dowry Chest Carved Detailing with Wheeled Base
Located in Old Romney, Kent
This wheeled dowry chest is beautifully carved but very delicate in structure suffering considerable losses. Believed to date to 1870s this wooden chest is ornately carved on all sid...
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Antique 1860s Indian Anglo Raj Furniture

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Wood

Moroccan Tribal Dowry Chest
Located in Pasadena, CA
Moroccan art and furniture is defined by ornate decorations and colorful detailing. This Moroccan dowry trunk is made with a hinged lid overlaid with bone and wood. It features stamp...
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Late 20th Century Moroccan Tribal Decorative Boxes

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Wood

  • Moroccan Tribal Dowry Chest
  • Moroccan Tribal Dowry Chest
  • Moroccan Tribal Dowry Chest
  • Moroccan Tribal Dowry Chest
H 13.75 in. W 20 in. D 12 in.
Dowry Chest from India
Located in Hudson, NY
A Dowry storage chest. Steeple shaped box.
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Vintage 1920s Indian More Asian Art, Objects and Furniture

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Wood

  • Dowry Chest from India
  • Dowry Chest from India
  • Dowry Chest from India
  • Dowry Chest from India
H 24 in. W 21 in. D 14 in.
Early 19th Century Solid Teak Wood Dowry Chest from the Holy Town of Varanasi
Located in Houston, TX
This 1810s solid teak wood superbly crafted dowry chest comes from the holy town of Varanasi in central India. Consistent with the times it was made the box is fitted with wooden whe...
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Antique Early 19th Century Indian Anglo Raj Blanket Chests

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Teak

17th Century Oak Dowry Chest, Coffer, Trunk
Located in Alella, ES
Rectangular hinged molded top over a deeply carved case with rosettes, foliate pattern and geometric motifs over a scalloped apron, molded panelled sides, the whole retaining traces ...
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Antique Mid-17th Century Spanish Baroque Blanket Chests

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Wood

  • 17th Century Oak Dowry Chest, Coffer, Trunk
  • 17th Century Oak Dowry Chest, Coffer, Trunk
  • 17th Century Oak Dowry Chest, Coffer, Trunk
  • 17th Century Oak Dowry Chest, Coffer, Trunk
H 36 in. W 59 in. D 22.75 in.
19th Century Solid Teak Wood Dowry Chest Modified as Storage Bench for Bed
By British Colonial
Located in Houston, TX
This chest was originally crafted as dowry chest in the 19th century but later modified as a storage cum bench for placing behind foot board of king size beds. This makes it a superb...
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Antique 19th Century Indian Anglo Raj Trunks and Luggage

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Teak

Large Teak Wood Early 19th Century Dowry Chest
Located in Houston, TX
This chest was custom-made for a rich landlord and is reinforced with hand beaten iron bars. The chest is on original four wheels. Made by using mortison and tennon joints. Retains t...
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Antique 19th Century Indian Furniture

200 Years Old Solid Teakwood Dowry Chest from Goa, India
Located in Houston, TX
This is a quintessential example of old world carpentry. Made in the early 19th century it has all the features of great cabinetry such as dovetail joints, reinforced by hand forged ...
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Antique Early 19th Century Indian Anglo Raj More Asian Art, Objects and ...

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Teak

Large Teak Wood Early 19th Century Dowry Chest on Four Wooden Wheels
Located in Houston, TX
This chest was custom-made for a wealthy landlord and is reinforced with hand beaten iron bars. Made by using mortison and tennon joints. Retains the original hand-forged wrought iro...
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Antique Early 19th Century Indian More Asian Art, Objects and Furniture

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Wood

Large 18th Century Dowry Chest
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Large hope chest or dowry chest with original blue paint. Has turned knobs across the top and interior candle box. Top stays open without support. More pictures available upon request.
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Antique 18th Century Russian Blanket Chests

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Pine

  • Large 18th Century Dowry Chest
  • Large 18th Century Dowry Chest
  • Large 18th Century Dowry Chest
  • Large 18th Century Dowry Chest
H 38 in. W 44 in. D 26 in.
Russian Dowry Chest
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Hope chest in original paint. Lock works but key is missing (can be replaced).
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Antique 19th Century Russian Blanket Chests

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Pine

  • Russian Dowry Chest
  • Russian Dowry Chest
  • Russian Dowry Chest
  • Russian Dowry Chest
H 27 in. W 36.5 in. D 25.75 in.
Hope Chest or Dowry Chest dated 1869
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Older style chest (1780-1820) that was repainted in 1869 to celebrate a wedding. Decorated with a symbolic "Tree of Life" to bring good fortune and fertility.
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Antique 19th Century Latvian Blanket Chests

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Pine

  • Hope Chest or Dowry Chest dated 1869
  • Hope Chest or Dowry Chest dated 1869
  • Hope Chest or Dowry Chest dated 1869
  • Hope Chest or Dowry Chest dated 1869
H 37 in. W 48 in. D 28 in.
Large Hope Chest, Dowry Chest dated 1882
Located in Los Angeles, CA
All original folk art painted chest with great hardware. The stylized "tree of life" design with roosters was painted and dated in 1882 in celebration of a wedding. Has interior cand...
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Antique 19th Century Latvian Trunks and Luggage

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Wrought Iron

Pakistani Carved Dowry Chest, 19th c
Located in Pasadena, CA
Pakistani finely carved two door dowry chest, front with carved inset panels depicting a variety of animals, foliate and geometric designs, original hardware, front with turned legs ...
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Antique 19th Century Pakistani Blanket Chests

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Teak

  • Pakistani Carved Dowry Chest, 19th c
  • Pakistani Carved Dowry Chest, 19th c
  • Pakistani Carved Dowry Chest, 19th c
  • Pakistani Carved Dowry Chest, 19th c
H 32.25 in. W 50 in. D 23.6 in.
Diminutive 18th Century American Oak Dowry Chest
Located in Charleston, SC
Early American diminutive oak dowry chest, carved with floral arches and flowering urn. Great size for a side table or small coffee table.    
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Antique Early 18th Century American Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Oak

Painted Hope Chest , Blanket Box , Dowry Chest dated 1842
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Baltic dowry chest in original paint. Decorated with symbolic "Tree of Life" (for prosperity & fertility), birds and horses. Dated to celebrate wedding in 1842. Original lock and wro...
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Antique 19th Century Latvian Blanket Chests

Materials

Pine

Hope Chest , Blanket Box , Dowry Chest in Pine
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Tall dowry chest in pine with wrought iron hinges. Great patina.
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Antique 19th Century Estonian Trunks and Luggage

Materials

Wrought Iron

Large Japanese Lacquered Dowry Chest, Late Edo Period
Located in Doylestown, PA
A large Japanese lacquered dowry chest from the Edo period, early to mid-19th century, with the “Mon” or symbol of the Tokugawa Shogun Clan. Of unusually generous proportions, with a...
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Antique Mid-19th Century Japanese Edo Blanket Chests

Materials

Wood

A west Java Dowry Chest with inlay & metal studs.
Located in New York, NY
A west Java Dowry Chest with inlay & metal studs.
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20th Century Javanese Trunks and Luggage

Materials

Metal

Antique 19th Century Damchiya Anglo-Indian Dowry Chest
Located in Peabody, MA
Monumental antique Anglo-Indian Damchiya, or dowry chest. Carved Burmese teak with hand forged iron strap work. Used for collecting and storing a young bride’s most precious silks, s...
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Antique 19th Century Indian Anglo-Indian Blanket Chests

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Iron

Early 20th Circa Pakistani Painted Dowry Chest
Located in Pasadena, CA
A Pakistani painted dowry chest with two centered doors enclosing one shelf, having an exterior latch and metal hardware. Painted wood. Fine antique condition with normal wear for...
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Early 20th Century Pakistani Cabinets

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Wood

Islamic Dowry Chest Storage Antique Box Brass Inlay Arab Interiors, 1820
Located in Potters Bar, GB
Unique Islamic dowry chest Profusely decorated with brassware and other metal. Depicting prayers/blessings on the front. We date this important and collectable piece to circa...
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Antique 1820s Syrian Islamic Blanket Chests

Materials

Brass

Persian Carved Mahogany and Damscene Four-Drawer Dowry Chest, 20th Century
Located in Big Flats, NY
A vintage Persian dowry chest offers mahogany construction with scroll and foliate Damascene brass inlay top with carved relief floral and foliate bordering, two drawers over two lon...
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20th Century Syrian Commodes and Chests of Drawers

Materials

Brass

Antique Inlaid Mother of Pearl Syrian Marriage Dowry Chest Coffer Trunk, 1880
Located in Portland, OR
A fine, antique 19th century Syrian inlaid walnut dowry chest, circa 1880. This Damascus work chest is finely carved and inlaid with mother of pearl and having four stylized cypress ...
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Antique Late 19th Century Syrian Moorish Blanket Chests

Materials

Mother-of-Pearl, Walnut

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Dowry Chests For Sale on 1stDibs

Find a variety of dowry chests available on 1stDibs. Frequently made of wood, metal and pine, all dowry chests available were constructed with great care. Dowry chests have been produced for many years, with earlier versions available from the 18th Century and newer variations made as recently as the 20th Century. Dowry chests bearing Baroque or Folk Art hallmarks are very popular at 1stDibs.

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The average selling price for at 1stDibs is $2,700, while they’re typically $590 on the low end and $11,995 highest priced.
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