Posted 8 years ago
I'm reposting this with better pictures. Unfortunately, I didn't see a way to add pictures to my old post; maybe I'm just completely computer illiterate. I purchased this small chest yesterday at a thrift store. Its dimensions are 27x14.5x16. The top, front and sides all have a design made into the wood, possibly with pyrography? Just a guess. I can't find any markings on the chest except for the patterns on the top, sides and front of the chest. There are interlocking slats making up the bottom of the chest. There are pegs in all the holes except for the screws in the hinges. The handles are missing, but my guess is that they were rope, as there is a decorative eye bolt screw on each end of the box and a place where the second eye bolt screw would've gone. I would welcome any feedback or ideas on the origins of the chest, the design, whether or not it is handmade, and the age. Thanks in advance.