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 Museum of New Mexico. Available with Customer’s Own Hardware™. Optional finishes available as 4087-71. Weathered Black paint standard as shown. Wooden knobs standard.