Trunk

1970.029.002

Title

Trunk

Identifier

1970.029.002

Date

1860

Creator

Unknown

Coverage

Sogn, Norway

Source

Museum Purchase

Format

Wood, metal
Dimensions: height, 20 inches; width, 40.5 inches; depth, 21.5 inches

Subject

Trunk
Kiste
Rosemaling
Telemark

Description

Telemark style rosemaling painted on front and top. Back and side panels painted in background red. Interior is unpainted.

The trunk may be from the Sogn region. Trunks with similar style Telemark rosemaling are often found both in Sogn and Hardanger. Such trunks became known as 'sålekister,' or trunks made for sale.

—Nils Ellingsgard, 1979

Dimensions: height, 20 inches; width, 40.5 inches; depth, 21.5 inches

Citation

Unknown, “Trunk,” Virtual Galleries, accessed June 28, 2017, http://collections.vesterheim.org/items/show/114.