Wooden Treasure Chest
Treasure chests, those objects of popular culture
The origin of an ancient myth
Treasure chests are often associated with the world of pirates. These intrepid travelers crisscrossed the seas in search of wealth. Edward Teach, known as "Blackbeard", Jack Rackham, known as "Calico Jack" or Anne Bonny are all names that have entered popular culture. Others are talked about today for their loot that is still sought after several hundred years later. This is the case of captain Olivier Levasseur, known as "La Buse", whose mysterious chest is said to have been found on Reunion Island 300 years after his execution.
The different forms of treasure
Treasures are often equated with gold or precious stones. Although they were both sought after by pirates, they were not their only focus of attention. Salt, leather and slaves were also highly coveted in those days. Not to mention women ...
The modern use of wooden treasure chests
For the little ones
Children are fond of chests of all sizes. They are delighted to identify with their favorite freebooter with a small chest in their room. They share their joy by showing it to their friends, who will no doubt ask their parent for one as soon as possible. Larger trunks are also useful for storing toys and preventing them from lying around. As a complement to a cupboard or chest of drawers, it is an ideal storage unit for a room that has enough room to accommodate it.
For older children
Adults too are treasure chest lovers. The return of the vintage style to fashion plays an important role. Many lovers of unique objects are looking for the rarest treasure chests to decorate their homes. In the dining room or in the living room, they complement an antique decoration but can also contrast with contemporary decoration.