Awesome, how old is it?
This old chest is probably from the 1800s. It's on display at the House of Emigrants museum in Växjö, Småland. Chests like these were used by emigrants who left Sweden back then to seek a new life in America - by ship to an unknown future. (I suppose many chests were a bit simpler than this one though.)
wow, what an awesome trunk. I imagine these trunks held all the emigants owned to bring over here.
It is beautifully made and embellished! Must be worth a fortune. I like the domed lid. Reminds me of a pirate's treasure chest!
Now that is a most splendid box. One of the best I have seen. Is it an old box in the church, perhaps to keep parish records and the like?
Jenny This 'box' is on display at the House of Emigrants museum in Växjö, Småland as an example of chests used by emigrants who left Sweden back in the 1800s to seek a new life in America. I'm sure not all of them were of equal quality to this. But on the other hand, many chests were decorated and made special as they were often made as bridal chests (hope-chests) and with the purpose to last a life-time. (And the one piece of furniture brought by emigrants, as it could be used to pack everything else.)
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