Front of trunk with Telemark style rosemaling painted on front and top - Rosemaling & Decorative Painting
  • Date 1860
  • Place of Origin Sogn, Norway
  • Creator Unknown

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

  • Materials Wood, metal
  • Dimensions height, 20 inches; width, 40.5 inches; depth, 21.5 inches
  • Identifier / Source 1970.029.002 - Museum Purchase
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