Known as a barock runddeckeltruhe (Baroque round lid trunk), this wooden trunk with its rich oak finish and impressive polished wrought iron strappings was produced in Northern Germany, circa 1720.
At the apex of the dome top there are three large, open iron medallions formed by C-scrolls. Iron straps emanate from the top and bottom of each medallion and terminate into small circular medallions. The two outer medallions have large hinges that run down the length of the back of the trunk; the medial medallion terminates near the top of the back side.
The frontage of the trunk is like the back side in that the outer iron runs along the length of the façade, alternating between straps and circular medallions. The central metalwork terminates into a large, pierced keyplate in the middle of the front side. Just below the lock is a rinceau that sits upon another circular medallion. The edges of the trunk are adorned by a repeating motif of scroll-like water leaves. Each of the sides has a thick iron handle affixed to a horizontal strap with circular medallions. The trunk sits on scrolled bracket feet.
This is an attractive example of storage trunks that were made in Germany from the 17th-19th centuries. The trunk seen here is particularly appealing with its deep brown color and polished wrought iron straps. Overall, the piece is in very good if not excellent condition as it has been kept very well over the years.
CONDITION: Very good if not excellent antique condition with minor markings and some age separations