19th Century Swiss Black Forest Carved Dowry Chest or Trunk with Needlework

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Charming hand-carved mid-sized wooden Folk Art dowry chest from the Black Forest area of Switzerland, made around the turn of the century.

It features a beautifully hand-carved floral and vine Acanthus motif and has 'claw-like' feet.
Two side handles for easier transport and to complete the chest it has (worn) appliques of hand-stitched needlework panels.

This would be a beautiful decorative eye-catcher in a hallway or living room to store a blanket in.

measurements include handles and clawfeet.
the inside of the box without lid measures:
D x W x H 50 x 37 x 28 cm (19.7 x 14.6 x 11 inch).


  • Of the Period
    Black Forest
  • Place of Origin
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1890
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use. Minor losses.
  • Dimensions
    21.26 in. H x 25.2 in. W x 18.5 in. D
    54 cm H x 64 cm W x 47 cm D
  • Seller Location
    Haarlem, Netherlands
  • Number of Items
  • Reference Number
About the Seller

1stdibs seller since 2014

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Located in Haarlem, NL

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