Federal Dresser Box, Document Box,
All Surfaces in Remarkable Birch Veneer
Portsmouth, New Hampshire or Southern Maine
White pine, birch and mahogany, original and outstanding surface and hardware
Hinged lid on rectangular box featuring magnificent book matched veneers within mahogany banded frames.
The original ebonized keyhole escutcheon and steel lock remain in place as does the vapor barrier. (Fine original condition; 12.75" x 6" x 6.5")
Period Tabletop Valuables Box, Bible Box, Original Red Painted Surface
New England, Early 18th Century
Hard yellow pine, rich old patina
The thumb molded cleated rectangular top retaining original snipe hinges opening to the interior
featuring chamfered slide lidded fitted till. The overall condition is good with minor imperfections
commensurate with age and use; shrinkage crack to lid; one lid cleat long gone.
(Height: 9.75"; width: 26.75"; depth: 14.25")
Antique Paint Decorated Jewelry Box, Bureau Trinket Box, Bronze & Gold Powder
Probably New York, Circa 1825-1850
Dovetailed lid and case raised on turned legs; the rectangular lid features a fancy
delicate leafy motif with small red berries at center against a black painted surface. The
frieze displaying stenciled leaves, dots and wispy grasses against a green ground. All
four sides display a border of leaves with hand painted veins centered by rows of dots
and small canted box-like devices. Fitted interior painted green; interior of lid displays a
colorful stenciled urn of flowers…the urn with scrolled handles. Original surface, dry patina.
(Excellent original condition; height: 5.25"; width: 11"; depth: 7")
Previous Offerings or Gone to New Homes
Jewelry Box, Trinket Box
1st Half 19th Century
Whitewood with maple, mahogany and rosewood veneers - SOLD
As depicted, rectangular box with fitted interior; removable tray with fitted compartments and lift lid above lower section having two drawers…this tray above deep storage well. The box retaining original lock is raised on projecting molded base resting on brass ball feet; one foot replaced with carved wood foot, with all else fine. (Height: 8.25 inches; width: 12 inches; depth: 9 inches)
818-14 - SOLD
Decoupaged Trinket Box
Daniel L. Thompson - SOLD
As depicted, this box in yellow with near full coverage decoupage decoration. We find a Daniel L. Thompson of Phillipston-Royalston to have been born in 1814 and married 1847. The box remains in very good condition with minor losses and two appropriately replaced feet.
Dimensions: 5-inches high, 12.5-inches wide, 7.5-inches deep.
661-6 - SOLD
Schoolgirl Decorated Slide Lid Box - SOLD
This 2nd quarter of the 19th century figured maple slide lid box is decorated on four sides and top with flowers, fruits and sea shells. The corners are dovetail construction and the interior is separated into four compartments.
Dimensions: 2.5-inches high, 8.25-inches wide, 5-inches deep.
121-150 - SOLD
Box, Brides Box, Bentwood
19th Century - SOLD
A great example of a centuries old Northern European tradition! Brides boxes were a traditional gift a groom would make or have made to present to his bride for her most special possessions, such as her headdress and other small items from her trousseau. The boxes also were known to be part of a bride's dowry. Always colorful the decoration on the box we are offering is especially nice.
Dimensions: 18.5" L by 7.5" H.
191-343 - SOLD