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Early 18th Century Scandinavian Folk Art Painted Box Dated "1722"

Early 18th Century Scandinavian Folk Art Painted Box Dated "1722"

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A charming early 18thC Scandinavian-made antique box.

Nailed construction with pine boards.

With traces of its original painted / polychrome decoration with a green ground, the lid was once decorated to the upper side with a painted panel (now worn) flanked by floral spandrels; the external front and side boards are decorated with fruit and flowers and the underside of the lid is decorated with entwined hearts, flowers, initials of "MIH" and "AOD", and the date of "1722". It is likely that this box was made as a love token or possibly to celebrate the marriage of two people.

Condition - As per the images. There is surface wear commensurate with age. A further detailed condition report is available upon request.

Size: Width 29 cm x Depth 21cm x Height 11 cm (11 1/2" x 8 1/4" x 4 1/3")

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