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Antique 17th Century Carved Oak Dutch Renaissance Maids Chest

$4,636.58

About

This solid oak carved chest was made in the Netherlands during the Renaissance period. It was made in the finest quality oak and high quality carving. The carvings are deep and meticulous. The four panels in the front have geometric circular carvings. The rest of the front is carved in a typical 17th century motif. This motif is also known as counted counted coins. It resembles coins when stacked half on each other. The Dutch Renaissance was the golden age for the Netherlands and many people once gained wealth, would showcase their prosperity. This chest is a maids chest and was given by the parents to their daughter when she went out to go and work for her first employer. In that matter, it resembles the nowadays suitcase. The chest has a small interior compartment with a hatch. Lock and key are authentic and that is very rare for a piece this old. The hinges have been replaced as well as the carry handles. These are older restorations are done in a manner that contribute to the historic sense of the piece. The chest has undergone minor restoration and is fully checked and a new layer of wax is applied to give it a beautiful soft shine.

Details

  • Dimensions
    Height: 25.99 in. (66 cm)Width: 49.22 in. (125 cm)Depth: 23.43 in. (59.5 cm)
  • Style
    Renaissance (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
    ForgedIron,Oak
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
    Mid-17th Century
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1650
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. Condition details: the chest is in very good antique condition. It was gently cleaned and waxed to enhance the deep color of the piece.
  • Seller Location
    Casteren, NL
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU970914808481

Shipping & Returns

  • Shipping
    Rates vary by destination and complexity. We recommend this shipping type based on item size, type and fragility.
    Estimated Customs Duties & Taxes to the Continental US: $0.
    Ships From: Casteren, Netherlands
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 3 days of delivery.

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About the Seller
4.8 / 5
Located in Casteren, Netherlands
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