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Victorian Pine Coffer with original painted decoration, English circa 1860.

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Seller: rule6b (1,519) 100%, Location: Stroud Green, Ships to: GB, Item: 311745648766 Stock no. 8235.A Victorian period Iron Bound Pine Marriage Chest with original distressed painted decoration simulating Camphorwood, (Please note the actual colour is nearer to that in the handle picture)the interior lid decorated with a painted heart. The Chest is fitted with its original lift out tray and has iron carrying handles. English, circa 1860. It was a common practice for a Father to provide a marriage chest for each daughter to accumulate the things she would need for her marriage ceremony and also such things as linens which she would need for her future married life.Camphorwood was a fashionable imported timber in the 19th. Century, largely because it was popular with the British Military in India where it was essential because its oils protected clothing from attack by insects. A large quantity of furniture was imported from the Sub Continent and as such it was an expensive wood. One assumes this chest was decorated to simulate this fashionable timber by someone without the funds to secure the real thing. A piece of interesting English social history. Measurements : 990 mm. x 585 mm. x 510 mm. high. Condition : Original distressed condition, there is an old repair to the rear of the top probably to make good shrinkage of the wood panels and there is damage near the lock strike plate fitting, which is missing, where someone has broken into the piece, although this could be repaired it is part of this pieces history and does not detract. (Please note the actual colour is nearer to that in the handle picture) UK Delivery : We deliver £3.60 per mile one way by shortest sat nav route from N4 4LB.We recommend the anyvan delivery auction site, please list as antiques which require blanket wrapping and ensure you are dealing with a specialist small business and not one of the large couriers masquerading as such. International Delivery : We pack and ship worldwide. Condition: Original distressed condition, there is an old repair to the rear of the top probably to make good shrinkage of the wood panels and there is damage near the lock strike plate fitting, which is missing, where someone has broken into the piece, although this could be repaired it is part of this pieces history and does not detract. Please note the actual colour is nearer the handle picture., Product Type: Coffer/MarrIage Chest, Style: Victorian, Material: Painted Pine

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