In addition to the Dower
Chest, the bride was often given a small oval box in which
to keep her more delicate finery. This Brides' Box was often decorated
with figures on the lid and floral designs on the sides. Some
have a simple motif of a bride, while others have a bride and
groom fully dressed for their marriage ceremony. General George
and Lady Washington were also known subjects for decoration on
lids, as in the case of our brides' box.
The pattern on the lid is derived from pen and brush
drawings attributed to Sussel – Washington Artist, Berks
Co., circa 1771-1780 (original in the Philadelphia Museum of Art).
The sides have floral motifs typical of bent wood and toleware
decoration. Size is 7 1/2 x 11 inches and 4 1/2 inches deep. This quality birch veneer box is locally made by Shady Willow Crafts in Gordonville, PA.
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Decorated with brightly painted Pennsylvania German
motifs, oval bentwood containers made excellent ribbon boxes to
keep expensive decorative materials safe, clean and unwrinkled.
Button boxes were also in common use in the 1700's and 1800's,
when functional items were graced with attractive design.
We offer a wide variety of patterns and colors in quality bentwood
boxes of many sizes in ovals and rounds. Please contact
us for availability.
Price: Varies from
$25 to $40 depending on size.
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