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Early 19th-Century Anatolian Antique Folk Art Decorated Marriage Chest

Early 19th-Century Anatolian Antique Folk Art Decorated Marriage Chest

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A wonderful example of an early 19th-Century Anatolian marriage chest originating from the region where Eastern-Europe meets the Middle-East.

Constructed from cedarwood and painted in original ochre-coloured polychrome.

Decorated with hand-cut metal strapwork, embossed with scallop shells and love hearts, and additional painted detail including black tendrils with yellow spots.

Also featuring mirrored discs which resemble a pair of eyes - thought to be good luck charms and ward off evil.

The lid opens to reveal an interior with a till (candlebox) and polychromed decoration to the interior of the lid too.

All-in-all, a charming folk-art marriage chest with links to local folklore relating to its region of origin. 

Provenance - Ex-private collection, Debenham, Suffolk, England. Previously acquired from a specialist folk-art and continental furniture dealer.

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

Size - H: 48cm (18.9in) x W: 84cm (33.1in) x D: 44cm (17.3in)

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