We are offering a wonderful piece of Swedish souvenir folk art. Very much like the Norwegian tine, the Swedes refer to this type of box as a svepask. It is a nice size for displaying and has an elegantly simple painted design. If you collect Scandinavian or Swedish folk art, then you do not want to pass up this opportunity. This box measures 7 1/2 inches long, 4 ½ inches wide, and has a total height of 4 3/4 inches which includes the vertical locking posts. The height of the box portion alone is 3 ½ inches. The base color is oxblood red and the floral designs are done in green and white. On one side there is a delightful heart decoration and on the other side it says “Minne fran Hudiksvall 1913” which translates as Memories of Hudiksvall 1913. Hudiksvall is a city on the east coast of Sweden. The box is held together with small brads. It has withstood the test of time very well. It has very minor paint loss along the bottom and sides. Most of the decorative surface is intact and in very good condition. The original handle made from bent iron wire is still present and solid. There are no splits in the wood. The box has the usual small dings, scratches, and minor imperfections that would be associated with a painted box of this age that has been used. The paint on the sides and top of the box is clean and bright with a muted patina. The paint decoration is very well done and still in very good condition. The lid is keyed so that it will only fit on the box one way. On the inside of the lid it is penciled with “Anna 6-18-1913”. Overall this is a very nice box with interesting and aesthetically appealing decorative elements and impressive condition.
If you are a collector of Swedish or Scandinavian folk art, then this box will be a nice and interesting addition to your collection. You can buy with confidence from Sweetpea Cottage. We stand behind everything that we sell. If you wish to return your purchase for any reason, simply notify us by email of your intentions within 3 days of receiving the item. We then ask that you return it to us in its original condition within 6 days. At that time we will refund the full purchase price minus any shipping charges.
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