This beautiful Norwegian tine is painted in the Os style of rosemaling on an intense black ground. It measures 11 inches across the length of the lid, is 5 inches wide, and stands a total of 6 inches tall to the tips of the vertical posts. The box, itself, measures about 8.75 inches long and is about 3.125 inches tall. This tine is an original piece of folk art from Norway that has been wonderfully decorated. The condition of the piece is consistent with its age. Structurally the box is as solid as the day it was made. This type of tine has lead plugs used instead of birch lacing which was commonly used to hold the bent wood sides together in Norwegian tine. Random chipping and scratches on the painted surface occur as is usually the case with boxes of this age. The background color of the piece is black with the flowing swirled organic designs done in greens, gold, yellow and red. The vertical side posts are still firmly intact and lock the lid down securely. The box is marked with two small x’s indicating the direction for the proper fit of the lid. The bottom of the box is tightly attached with original brads. In all regards this is a very nice example of this type of Norwegian folk art and it will be a special addition to your collection. If you have anybody in the family of Norwegian heritage, then he or she would love to own this piece to display in a place of honor.
This box would be an excellent addition to a collection of Norwegian antiques or a very special gift to that Norwegian or Viking in you life. You can shop with confidence at Sweetpea Cottage. YOUR SATISFACTION IS GUARANTEED. If you wish to return your purchase for any reason we gladly refund your purchase price minus shipping. Within three days of receiving your item, simply notify us by email that you wish to return it. Once we receive it in original condition in a timely fashion, then we will refund the full purchase price minus shipping charges.
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