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German Hope Chest or Dowry Chest, Carved Oak, Dated 1718, Baroque
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 the front side. G.V. - stands for the family Vigano. Unoriginal lid, changed some when later, but who can survive 300 years without lifting? Mounting of the hinges has unoriginal screws and doesn´t seen to be original, one hinge is bent. Lock has been removed.
- Of the Period
- Place of Origin
- Date of Manufacture1718
- Materials and Techniques
- Condition DetailsPlease mind that this chest is 300 years old. We left it in the condition we acquired it, so it is not high polished/restored. Please have a look at the attached images. I glady send you more images to document the condition of the piece.
- WearWear consistent with age and use. Minor losses. Minor structural damages. Minor fading.
- DimensionsH 28.75 in. x W 47.64 in. x D 27.17 in.H 73 cm x W 121 cm x D 69 cm
- Seller LocationHalle, DE
- Reference NumberLU2998316012051
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