Delightful Folk Painted Marriage Box
An antique pine marriage trunk or coffer painted in the celebrated “Cifre” style, this design and the colours are very specific, bound by tradition and rich in symbolism, tulips (the Hungarian national symbol) are the main theme, and all is propitious, conferring fertility and a good life. Examples of this painting and from the same workshop can be found in the ethnographic museum in Budapest. This box was black with grime when purchased it has been professionally restored to recover it’s original beauty.
Kaloteszeg/Central Transylvania c.1850
H: 61cm (24.0in)
W: 155cm (61.0in)
D: 59cm (23.2in)
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Europe delivery is possible, however please get in touch before purchase if you are further afield as delivery costs will be high.