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A great example of a centuries old Northern European tradition! Brides boxes were a traditional gift a groom would make or have made to present to his bride for her most special possessions, such as her headdress and other small items from her trousseau. The boxes also were known to be part of a bride's dowry. Always colorful the decoration on the box we are offering is especially nice.  Dimensions: 18.5" L by 7.5" H.

A great example of a centuries old Scandinavian tradition! Brides boxes were a traditional gift a groom would make or have made to present to his bride for her most special possessions.

Chinese export lacquer tea chest with scenes of tea trading the interior fitted with metal canisters, circa 1840.

Chinese export lacquer tea chest with scenes of tea trading the interior fitted with metal canisters, circa

Locked mahogany tea caddy, English inlaid, 1790's.  Tea was a precious commodity and so the boxes were kept locked, with the mistress of the house holding the key.

Locked mahogany tea caddy, English inlaid, Tea was a precious commodity and so the boxes were kept locked, with the mistress of the house holding the key. * The servents were given the 'dregs' of the tea to drink which were tea leaves used times.

Bombe shaped tea chest veneered in walnut, the interior with metal canisters, circa 1760.

Bombe shaped tea chest veneered in walnut, the interior with metal canisters, circa

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