The hand-carved elements of this chest - pomegranate, rosette and lion - are symbols in use since Byzantine times. The pomegranate is said to represent eternity and fertility because of their hundreds of seeds; the lions, strength, valor and courage, and the rosette, royalty. A unique aspect of this solid maple chest is in its flush top which allows grouping of multiple units. Adapted from a ceremonial chest at the Museums of New Mexico. Available with Customer’s Own Hardware™ and dozens of finish options. Weathered Black paint is standard. Optional Rustic Vermillion paint shown. Shown right is optional Weathered French Grey, standard Weathered Black, and an optional combination of Sable finish case with Antique Ivory drawer fronts with Customer’s Own Hardware™ hand made copper pulls.