Chip-Carved Chest

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  • Provenance: 20th Century, Unknown Origin
  • Dimensions: 28" W x 13.5" D x 15.75" H
  • Heirloom: Due to this item's handcrafted or reclaimed nature, there may be slight variations or imperfect qualities that give character to this one of a kind heirloom
  • Timeless Aesthetic: This item is ageless in aesthetic, avoiding obsolescence, limited use, or an otherwise shortened lifespan due to changing styles and trends

What Have We Here ?

Early humans carved tool handles utilizing shark teeth and bone. Thousands of years later, European carpenters and artists constructed and decorated churches with ornate stone carvings and finely-worked facades. They all practiced the decorative technique known as chip-carving, or the delicate removal of small pieces, or chips, of a material from a surface utilizing knives or chisels. This chest is an inspiring example of that painstaking craft.

How to Use It ?

We recommend utilizing this charming work as both ever-appreciated storage and also as a handsome and utilitarian side table. Keep your child’s toys or your own books and periodicals tucked away in the living room and out of sight, yet within reach. Save a little space and add a little refinement to an office, bedroom, or even bathroom by filling this chest with an assemblage of everyday items.

Why It Matters ?

It’s the combination of durable hardwood and an intriguing, carved pattern that make this work of furniture uniquely sustainable. An unadorned chest might be misused more easily, but this ornamental one demands respect and care.