Dec 16, 2010
Dec 16, 2010

Marriage Chest

Marriage Chest

c. 1500

Part of a set. See all set records

Wood with painting and gilding

Overall: 71.8 x 127 x 55.9 cm (28 1/4 x 50 x 22 in.)

Gift of the John Huntington Art and Polytechnic Trust 1915.535


Elaborately carved chests were given by husbands to their wives on the occasion of the wedding. Inside the home, such chests were used for the storage of clothing and were elaborately painted and gilded. This chest is an example of a type produced in Barcelona from the late 1400s onward.

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