Painted Wedding Chest

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This Painted Wedding Chest is an authentic piece of antique furniture. It comes from the Qinghai province of China and was originally made in the 1860s.

Wedding chests like this were popularly given as a present to a daughter's wedding. It was common practice to fill these with precious fabrics like silk and other clothing items before it was given. Apart from that, these wedding gifts were often decorated with symbolic paintings like the ones found in this piece.

Butterflies and flowers were popular motifs because they symbolised happiness in marriage as well as good fortune.

This particular wedding chest echoes plenty of history and also offers unique beauty. Place this at the foot of your bed or use it for storage. It's a striking piece perfect for any home.

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Northern Ireland £135.00
Ireland £120.00
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