An Ottoman Bridal Chest with Storm Petrel & Steamer
An Ottoman Bridal Chest with Storm Petrel & Steamer.
19th century Eastern Mediterranean.
Measures: 90cm x 45 x 45.
For the peasants living alongside this ancient coastline, marriage and the coming of age involved romance and departure. Marriage and traveller's trunks that were made by local craftsmen often were decorated with naive portraits of masted boats and steamers, these were icons of the adventure the couple were about to embark on.
Courier/Postage cost arranged separately (an email will be sent following purchase).
Europe delivery is possible, however please get in touch before purchase if you are further afield as delivery costs will be high.