Classic Swedish Design
Lars Sjöberg…photography Ingalill Snitt
A trio of beautiful trunks….
For long sea voyages or a bride’s dowry….?
This is my cherished little 19th century Swedish box…
So my heart beat a little faster when I first saw this…a huge 18th century Swedish trunk that Magdalene just put on Ebay.
The original owner’s name and date…1721…are written in cursive on the inside of the trunk, with a beautiful primitive painting of doves and flowers. Copious metal hardware straps at corners and across front. Not dainty Louis XV gilded, but just rough, sturdy, thoughtful, winsome beauty. Who sent this young lady on her way…what lovely rough linens, perhaps plates, (a wedding dress?) where packed safely inside?
Across the wide front is a pattern of scrolled leaves and flowers. And it even still has it’s key..
On Ebay here
The New Eighteenth Century Home Michèle Lalande
Photography Gilles Trillard
My favorite antiques…beautiful and simple…with perhaps a bit of a story!