Tuesday, July 21, 2015
This seaman's chest is in the Whaling Museum in Toensberg, Norway.
These chests held the possessions of a seaman and stayed on board when he went home on vacation, sometimes once a year or year and a half. When he returned, items he needed on board would be waiting for him.
Many present day seamen have similar chests for the same use, but they rarely decorate them as beautifully as the chests of years gone by.
More to come....