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    Posted 6 months ago

    Mellyr81
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    We were told this was an early 18th century pirate trunk. Metal details appear hand forged. Love any info regarding it or a translation on the label text.

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    1. scottvez scottvez, 6 months ago
      Nice construction.

      Probably some sort of dowry chest ("Gifte"-- married).

      You should be able to use an online translator-- appears to be Danish. Last few words "haand til haand" translates to hand to hand.

      With husbands name "Jo..." and wife "Sophie".

      scott
    2. Vynil33rpm Vynil33rpm, 6 months ago
      Beautiful find
      lucky there weren’t any
      dead virus pirates inside
    3. Mellyr81, 6 months ago
      Wow makes it even more special. I know right!!!! I was just hoping it wasn't haunted hahaha
    4. Mellyr81, 6 months ago
      Any idea on the age?
    5. Mellyr81, 6 months ago
      Wonder how it got to australia
    6. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 6 months ago
      These are chests that were, and still, pasted down thru many generations in East and West Europe. Not an everyday find on the open market.

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