Thursday, March 8, 2012

Antique Swedish Wedding Trunks

I love Swedish folk art. I love the simplicity, the colors, the fact that it was made for a very special occasion. These old "allmoge" wedding trunks always make me go ahhh...! I like the idea to own something that a young bride received as a gift in 1850! It's beautiful and maybe even a little intimidating to think about all the private things that were "hidden" in those trunks like clothes, hand woven and embroidered textiles, love letters! Quite often, you can see on a trunk the painted initials of the young woman who used it to store her trousseau. Very romantic! Some of them are very big and not very practical in a small apartment, but if you can find a smaller one, they look fabulous in a room. Not only that, they're also great for storage, and if the top is flat and solid enough, it can be used as a seat as well (or a coffee table). Here's some more of those gems:

Images from Bukowskismarket

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