Antique European Marriage or Dowry Chest


+44 (0)1342 321766

+44 (0)7525 629644



  • £395.00
  • €473 Euro
  • $540 US Dollar

United Kingdom

Hoarde Vintage Member since 2018
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Absolutely beautiful Antique European Marriage or Dowry Chest dated 1867. These stunning Chests were very often made for and then subsequently given to a couple on their Wedding day. They were traditionally filled to the brim with wedding gifts for their future together. Similar to this gorgeous Chest, they are painted by hand, very symbolically using bright colours, flowers, garlands such like the design on the Chest we have here. The Chest is incredibly heavy, especially with the magnificent decorative metal strapping abound the corners and two in the middle. The handles are also substantial.
Lifting up the lid is very well thought out with a clever, original, internal pole keeping the lid up securely.
This investment piece of furniture could sit so well in your home, from bedroom for storage of blankets and bedding or clothing or downstairs as a real practical storage item.
This Antique Chest has beautiful proportions and is an exceptional piece of investment furniture.
The paint is in such great condition considering its age and is beautiful with hues and tone colouration fitting with those years of historical use.
h 88cm - floor to top of dome
w 156cm - incl handles
d 76cm - widest point to corners edge

This piece of furniture is a substantial weight and would require a two person lift into position upon arrival.

We kindly ask you to please check your measurements and space requirements before you commit to purchasing this item - measurements surrounding and to your location choice is imperative and ensuring that it fits.


The items we sell are antique and vintage condition, with some signs of commensurate ‘wear‘ with age and use as to be expected for its age.
You will find scuffs, light scratches, all normal wear you would expect from antique and vintage furniture.

We tend to our all our furniture very carefully; being gently cleaned/polished appropriately before it leaves us.
All our pieces of furniture are treated for woodworm, if appropriate, for your peace of mind as much as for ours.

The best description comes from the photos so please look at them all carefully and if you have any questions please ask us, we are here to help.

We are always very happy to speak to our customers in person, so if there is anything you would like to know about a particular item please do get in touch:

Telephone John on his Mobile 07525 629644 - up until 9.00pm daily.

All our items are available to view by appointment, we are 15 minutes from Gatwick Airport.



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By phone: +44 (0)1342 321766

Mobile: +44 (0)7525 629644


The Homestead
off Copthorne Road
East Grinstead
RH19 2QQ
United Kingdom


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Lovingly Made Furniture is a husband and wife business, based in the rural Sussex countryside. This does not stop us, with the joy of the internet, reaching our customers nationally and internationally.


We love to source both locally and if needs be a little further a field, the best of British furniture which is amongst the most desirable there is to have in your home. Equally we enjoy success mixing it with European tastes too.  Good quality, time worn well made furniture, with perhaps ‘ a one off eclectic’ piece really does turn a house into a home.  


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We truly believe that the most unique way to furnish your home is by buying antique and vintage furniture and of course, it is the best and beautiful way to recycle ever..

Please feel free to contact us here at Lovingly Made Furniture


Trixie and John

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