This is a wonderful rosemaling decorated early Norwegian tine, or bentwood box that is a classic piece of Scandinavian folk art. It was obtained directly from Norway. The box measures 11 ½ inches long, by 5 inches tall, by 6 ½ inches wide. It shows all of the early tool marks that one would expect to see nicely decorated with early rosemaling. The background color on the piece is a very dark green that has oxidized to black. There are the typical swirls and floral elements for which rosemaling is so loved. The colors are a variety of reds, whites, and yellows. The original birch root lacing is all intact. The bottom is attached with a combination of early wrought iron brads and wooden pegs. The lid is made so that it will only fit on one way and the vertical posts firmly hold the lid in place. A set of initials painted within a circle appear on one side and the date 1844 is painted on the other side. The lid has a bent twig handle that can still be used to pick up the box. The bottom has separated slightly from the sides due to age shrinkage of the wood. There are the expected dings, scratches and abrasions that one would expect from such an early box. In all regards, this is a beautiful and special tine that has lots of appeal for the avid collector.
This is definitely a one-of-a-kind item that would be a great gift for the Viking in your life or for your own personal collection. It is becoming more and more difficult to obtain these early boxes directly from Norway. You can shop with confidence at Sweetpea Cottage. YOUR SATISFACTION IS GUARANTEED. If you wish to return your purchase for any reason at all we will 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. When we receive it in original condition in a timely fashion, then we will refund the full purchase price. The buyer will be responsible for return shipping.
Rosemaling Decorated Norwegian Tine, 1844, Initials