Comments on the Swedish folk art chest.See “note below”. This footed oak chest with a curved lid is typical of the provinces of Smaland and Vastergotland. This chest is carved with the date of 1779.These chests were carved at workshops between 1730 and 1810. It is decorated with birds, animals, leafage,a deer, and hunter.Relief work and painted decoration go back to the floral ornamentation of the Renaissance.No lock or key.Size W.16in.,D.14in.,H.6in(41cm by 36cm by 15cm).Information obtained from the Nordic Museum,Stockholm.
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