Gothic Marriage Chest

Gothic Marriage Chest

c. 1500-1525

Wood with painting and gilding

Overall: 73.2 x 136.5 x 54.8 cm (28 13/16 x 53 3/4 x 21 9/16 in.)

Gift of William G. Mather 1950.568

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These elaborately carved chests were given by husbands to their wives on the occasion of their wedding. Inside the home such chests were used for the storage of clothing and were elaborately painted and gilded. These chests are examples of a type produced in Barcelona from the late 1400s onward.

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