Traditional Swedish folk art painting is a unique, hand-painted treasure and this wonderful domed top trunk is a perfect example of Swedish country craftsmanship. The paint is all original, and gently distressed over many years of use.
This vintage travel trunk makes one think of a travelling vaudville act or packing for an ocean voyage. The label over the center lock reads, "Continental Trunk; San Francisco USA." The vibrant plaid vinyl surface is accented by brass and leather.
This dark green painted trunk is a great example of Swedish country craftsmanship. The large size, domed top, and hand-painted floral details along the front and top all reflect its Swedish heritage. The wrought iron details are hand made as well.
This wonderful domed top trunk maintains the vibrant original paint from when it was created. The bright red tulips, yellow flowers and green vines add a light-hearted grace to the large trunk. The monogram of A & B, dated 1944 indicate it was likely a wedding present with the couples initials.
The soft blue paint is all original on this lovely dome top trunk from Sweden. The monogram of SMD and date of 1810 indicate it was likely a wedding present for a couple begining their life together.
There is a graceful country charm to this domed top pine trunk from Sweden. The delightful original red paint remains, along with the cornucopia of flowers embellishing the front and two additional bouquets of flowers on the very top. Notice the monogram and date of 1853.
The delightful heart with monogram of BAD indicate a couple began their married life in 1836, and would have filled this trunk with precious belongings along with hopes and dreams. The paint is all original and a great display of the traditional folk art of the period.
The front of this interesting trunk has carved baskets filled with flowers, and a carved garland of flowers along the bottom which add to the charm of this country chest. The original brick red paint appears worn and distressed while adding depth of character.
The festive paint is all original on this delightful trunk. Flower bouquets burst forth in the front panels, vividly accenting the rich blue background. Notice the half column details which add dimension to the panels, and that it is raised up on feet.
Delightful Hungarian trunk decorated with traditional floral folk art painted panels. Aside from the original red and white painted floral garlands and wreaths of green leaves, it is the areas that have been gently worn away from years of touch and use.
Perfect as a unique coffee table, this original painted trunk with red and green floral details is a great example of Romanian folk art from the mid 1800's. The flat top allows it to serve many functions in a modern home, including a coffee table, side table, blanket or toy chest.
Tulips were a favorite flower motif used on painted furniture throughout the European countryside, and are seen beautifully displayed here on the hand-painted trunk from Sweden. The two monograms and date of 1789 indicate it was likely a wedding present.
Original green painted box or small trunk with traditional flowers of red and yellow. Dated 1798, imagine the treasures and stories it has stored through over 200 years of use. The wear as seen along the top and interior is expected for its age.
It is the incredible hand-carved details that make this trunk or "coffer" so impressive. This solid oak trunk is the type one might see if touring the hallways of a castle in Denmark. The date of 1776 reveals this baroque trunk has passed the test of time.
Carved antique coffer trunk from Italy circa 1700-1740, with original iron hardware and a front heavily carved with flourishes of leaves and
Carved antique oak coffer trunk from Denmark dated 1757, with a carved panelled front, original iron handles and strap hinges, all resting on bun feet.
This item is part of our “unrestored” collection. Our antiques arrive from Europe in warehouse condition. Before shipping
Carved antique oak trunk from Denmark, dated 1748, with a carved panel front, large bun feet and original iron pulls.
This unique trunk is both beautiful and unusual, due to the combination of hand-carved details highlighted with painted accents of red, yellow and green paint . The name Johann Von Holt and year of 1781 appear carved along the top.
Carved 17th century oak trunk from Denmark, dated 1665, with 4 arched panels and cherub carvings on the front.
The elaborate carving that surrounds the arched panels adds decorative as well as architectural interest to this large German trunk, also called a coffer. Trunks and coffers were the storage of the day, while coffers usually had locks to protect something of personal value inside.
The unique serpentine front and claw feet speak to its age and classic styling from the late 1700's. While the hand-painted details came later, they are original and beautifully portray a Danish "country house" landscape setting.