Phenomenal Parquetry and Brass Blanket or Hope Chest

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Elsa Ritter must have been the apple of someone's eye, as much love and care went into the construction of her wooden Hope chest. The body of the chest is created by joining multiple pieces of mahogany and maple woods, and reinforced with beautiful hammered metal corners. Inside, the lid is cedar lined. We are also including Elsa's Certificate of Confirmation, listing a date of 1919, and a birthdate of 1904. There is also a photo of her in a wedding party, date unknown. The trunk is in very fine original condition, quite strong and sturdy. Originally offered at $5500, now reduced to $3750 for our end of Summer sale!

Details

  • Place of Origin
    United States
  • Date of Manufacture
    Early 20th Century
    Dimensions
    24 in. H x 42 in. W x 27 in. D
    61 cm H x 107 cm W x 69 cm D
  • Seller Location
    Los Angeles, CA
  • Number of Items
    1
  • Reference Number
    U10110881201091
About the Seller

1stdibs seller since 2005

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Located in Los Angeles, CA

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