Remarkable Collection of Six Oval Bride's Boxes or "Brautschachteln"

Individually Painted in the Folk Art Tradition
Steam-Bent and Paint Decorated Pine

Continental c. 1780 - c. 1830

8” high x 17” wide x 10.75” deep

Provenance: Private Collection, Netherlands.

Condition: Boxes of this type were individually decorated to commission in Central Europe from c1600-1850 and were traditionally offered as dowry gifts or love tokens. Colourfully decorated and fashioned from very fine bentwood in regional styles, they form a significant part of the European Folk Art Tradition.

Ref: 48/25

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