Folk Painted Marriage Chest In The Cifra Style
This style of folk painting is called ‘cifra’ in Hungarian and means ‘fancy’ or ‘highly decorated’ it’s really a folk painted version of the elaborate embroideries found on traditional Magyar folk costume. This piece would have formed part of a marriage suite and be part of the dowry of the bride.
The top is nicely worn where the box was used as a seat.
The front well preserved. The sides white, it has handles and is very clean to interior.
Central-Eastern Europe early to mid 20th cent.
H: 72cm (28.3in)
W: 118.5cm (46.7in)
D: 56.5cm (22.2in)
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