Stunning, very large dome top blanket box, designed to sit at the end of a bed, retaining its original hand painted decoration to the 3 visible sides (plain waxed pine to the side that sits against the bed or wall) , owners initials and the date it was painted 1870. This box is older than the date it was painted - based on others I have sold I estimate that it dates to 1800 - 1820. It also retains all other original features including the candle box, secret compartment under the candle box, handles and hinge straps. Heavy, being made from 7/8" pine board, dovetail jointed corners, very clean inside and out. This chest has been repaired, gently cleaned and rewaxed to bring the colours back to life without damaging the decoration. No damage or stains etc, some old worm damage and wear commensurate with age.