Dowry chest
© ASTRA National Museum Complex Sibiu
Material/ Technique: fir tree wood, chiselled, carved, joined, coloured, painted; metal
Size: 77 x 40 x 65 cm

Ethnical group: Saxon
Region: Braşov County, Transylvania
Period of time: The 1th quarter of the 19th century, dated: 1802
Utility: Piece of furniture used to preserve young women’s dowry

Description: Parallelepiped shape; the front part has two registers, enclosed into carved frames, with broken lines in relief; on sides are two decorative pilasters (shaped on a lathe); the lid is fixed with two hinges. The inside trunk lid has in German language the following inscription: Bear Weinholdt 1802; Renaissance elements; floral motifs: peony, passion flower, tulip (flourished and bud); the shell motif; chromatics: background: orange; motifs: green, white, red, black, yellow.

Economic sector: Worked in a rural workshop; Unfortunately, on the nowadays Romanian market this type of object is no longer manufactured;

Source: Wood. Metal Collection (Inventory No. 1324L), Emil Sigerus Saxon Ethnography Museum. ASTRA National Museum Complex Sibiu