This wonderful piece of Norwegian folk art is a rosemaling decorated pantry box, or tine, painted in the Viksdal style. It is nicely sized for display or for storage. It has a wonderful traditional Viksdal hand painted design using the traditional colors of salmon, black, yellow, white and blue. This box measures about 9 inches in diameter and has a total height of 3 ¼ inches. The original birch root lacing is all present along with the traditional fingers. There is very minor shrinkage between the bottom and sides. Both the top board and the bottom board have split along the original jointed lines used to make the top and bottom pieces. Although they are split the bottom and top are still sound. Inside the splits it is possible to get a glimpse of the wooden dowels that were originally used to align and aid in joining the boards, a good reminder of the handcrafted nature of the box. Most of the original wooden dowels used to attach the sides to the bottom and top are still present. Also, there are two places on the sides where there were originally knot holes and both holes were carefully plugged with dowels of wood. Whoever made this box was clearly a master woodworker in the Norwegian style. The surfaces have wonderful patina with some darkening due to age but very little accumulated dirt. The box has the usual scratches and abrasions associated with years of use. Overall, this is a very nice box with interesting and aesthetically appealing decorative elements, impressive condition, and great folk art appeal.
If you are a collector of Norwegian or Scandinavian folk art, then this box will be an 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.
Norwegian Painted Viksdal Pantry Box, Ca. 1880
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