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19th C Sea Chest Painted with Nautical Scene of French Ships

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A wonderful original mid-19th c. Sea Chest
with a Hand Painted Nautical Scene showing 
ships entering a harbor flying the French flag 
The chest retains it's old  blue & red paint
over an earlier painted surface below.
Old original nailed edge construction with
Cast iron hinges, handles & lock.  

These chests were used to store 
personal items with a compartment 
situated near the top interior used to store smaller items.
The chest is mounted on two parallel wooden
rails to keep out any moisture.

The interior has it's old paper lining showing
lots of wear. The painted floral decoration may have been
added at a later date.

Condition:  Good age-relate condition with the expected cracks,  
nicks & and scratches for its age.  Interior paper lining has areas of wear & and tear.

Dimensions:  20 3/4" high x 32 1/2" length x 18 1/2" wide

 Packing & shipping $500.00                                          Loc. F  id. 500