Antique Trinket Box, Recessed Panels, Original Surface, Mustard and Red
Unknown Maker and History…hardwood
The interior and base are fugitive blue, now black; woven tape tab
(very slight cupping to lid, else fine and original; Height: 1.5"; width: 6"; depth: 3")
Steeple Top Reel Stand and Work Box, Thread Holder Surmounting Two Drawers
American, early 20th century
Walnut and cigar box mahogany secondary wood
A unique, two-drawer sewing stand. The spire, centered by small conforming accommodates sixteen small thread spools. The case, containing two working drawers features projecting top and base moldings; wonderful color and patina.
(H: 18"; W: 9.5"; D: 5.5")
Chinese Lacquered Games Box, Fitted Interior, Dovetailed Joinery, Canted Lid
Anonymous, Early 19th Century
Interior lined with pink paper, base retains original baize
(Environmental imperfections including shrinkage and minor beetle damage [not active] 9.25 by 8.25 by 3”)
Small Dome top Shagreen Covered Box, Contains Coins, Brass Hardware
Anonymous, Likely 18th Century
(Minor imperfections to interior; 2 by 1.75 by 1”)
William and Mary Box, Tabletop, Bible, Writing, Chip Carved, Original Surface
New England, Early 18th Century
A rare small size in great surface and notch carved
(H: 6"; W: 17.25"; D: 12.75")
Writing Box, Paint Decorated in Red, Yellow, Black, and Gold Gilt on Green over Blue
American, Early 19th Century; poplar
(Looks like the box was painted blue and soon thereafter it was decorated unless the blue is a basecoat, nonetheless, the paint is very old; 10.75 by 7.5 by 4.5”)
Bible Box, Tabletop Box, Probably Eastern Massachusetts or Connecticut
Circa 1680 to 1700, Carved White Oak, Yellow Pine Lid and Base
The rectangular lid, hung from original wooden pintle-hinges, features notched side borders and is scratch-molded at its front edge. The lid is fitted to a conforming case with notched (chip carved) front corners on a projecting molded base. Original lockplate remains intact; nice old color with good patina.
(H: 8”, Case W: 17.25”, Case D: 13.5”)
Traveling Desk Box with Handle, Red Wash, Crisp and Clean Lines
Fine construction, dovetailed drawers, one fitted for ink bottles and pencils
Dimensions: 16.5" overall H, 15.25" W, 8" D.
Folk Art Box, Carved Lion and Vines, All Panels Carved, Original Paint and Stain
Anonymous, 19th Century
Lion centered by leafy vine, crosshatched panels, nice surface
(Very good condition; two projecting corners with tip-loss; 5 by 15 by 8.75")
Brass Bound Leather Covered Camphor Wood Chest
Rectangular hinged lid with close nailed decoration and side carrying handles
Minor imperfections to leather, functional and attractive
(H: 19.5"; W: 41.75": D: 21")
Cake Box, Bentwood Donut Box, Original Paint and Decoration,
Pennsylvania, Second Half 19th Century
Stenciled butterflies, birds perched on leafy branches laden with fruits; top features urns with floral devices and rosebuds centered by a band of red hearts; all against a field of yellow. Carved and pierced handle fitted to locking lid. Nice old patina
(As depicted, wood loss to rim edge, else fine; H: 10"; diameter: 14")
Box, Folk Art, Chip Carved
Executed in similar form to American Cigar Box Art.
Dutch, with names handsomely carved on inner lid.
(H: 5"; W: 9.5"; D: 6.75")
Previous Offerings or Gone to New Homes
17th Century Bible Box, Carved, Gouge and Punch Decorated, Initialed and Dated 1670
England - SOLD
Imperfections from use and the vestiges of time; evidence of beetle infestation (not active) wood losses, hinges are period, however they were moved when the lid was rotated. (H: 10”, W: 27”, D: 19.5”)
1152-3 - SOLD
Country Tabletop Desk Box, Slant Lid, Original Blue Paint, Dry Patina
New England, 18th to Early 19th Century - SOLD
(Missing lock, otherwise good; H: 13.75", W: 23.5", D: 23.25")
1002-216 - SOLD
Country Store Lift Top Display Box, Great Original Red Paint, Glazed
Repurposed Slide Lid Box, Likely 19th Century Mercantile Use
Wonderful New England Frugality - SOLD
(Excellent condition and surface; great color; 7.25 by 9.25 by 12")
201-421 - SOLD
Bible Box, Pilgrim Century, Carved, Likely Original Surface
New England, Circa 1680
White Pine and Oak, hinged cleating system - SOLD
Initialed "RI" above incise-carved circular devices (four hearts entwined) joined by incised square; this carving is centered by similar carving overlaid with compartmentalized grid within diamond shape centered by vertically carved saw tooth composition at ends of front panel. The slightly projecting lid with molded edge retains original pintle hinges and is above projecting base with canted edges. Literature: Pictured in Luther, The Hadley Chest, plate 62; copy will accompany box.
(Excellent original condition; Dimensions: 8" high by 24" wide by 16.25" deep)
1122-1 - SOLD
Chinese Export Fan in Lacquered Box, Landscape and Figures, Brilliant Color
Hand painted, carved wood, paper and silk, gilt decorated black lacquer - SOLD
(Dimensions: 1.75" H, 12.5" L, 2.25" D.)
414-33 - SOLD
Box, Spruce Gum, Book Form, Chip Carved
Probably 18th Century
Intricate carving, urn, hearts, love knot, basket and spandrels - SOLD
Minor corner loss, else fine (5.5 by 2.5 by 1.25")
424-163 - SOLD
Tabletop Desk Box, Fitted Interior, Original Red Paint
Cherry, clean, with rare cubbyholes and drawers - SOLD
(H: 10.25"; W: 25.75"; D: 18")
707-34 - SOLD
Folk Art Mail Box, Carved and Painted
Late 19th Century
Whitaker - SOLD
Domed profiles centering stylized carved finial above canted mail slot; conforming case features hinged door with diamond shape glazing; original lock.
Original red paint with off-white and green painted trim, the green oxidized to near-black. Fine condition. (Dimensions: 12.5" H, 6.5" W, 3.75" D.)
431-70 - SOLD
Box, Carved and Painted, Tabletop with Double Tills, Original Paint
Pine and oak, wood peg joinery, retains key - SOLD
The overhanging top with fielded carved panel retains original wrought iron handle and is mounted on strap hinges; dovetailed case with similar panels features a pair of lidded tills and is raised on projecting molding resting on compressed-ball feet. Outstanding original condition, best patina.
(Dimensions: 8.25" H, 12.5" W, 8.5" D.)
946-12 - SOLD
Music Box, Veneered Case, Ten Tune
Third Quarter 19th Century
Jacots Safety Check, M.F. 1816 Changer
Marching through Georgia, Star Spangled Banner, among other classics - SOLD
Single comb lever-wind movement with 9" cylinder; lid with chromolithograph tune card handwritten with the titles of ten airs.
Dimensions: 6.5" H, 19.75" W, 9" D.
423-16 - SOLD
Bible Box, Tabletop Box, Scratch Carved, Spanish Brown
Circa 1690 to 1710 - SOLD
Lid appears to have been reduced in depth by less than 1-inch; wear to snipe hinge piercing was probably compromised necessitating modification.
The wooden pintle hinge system is very nice; retrofitting probably done during the boxes early working life. Other imperfections are few, and minor.
(26.5 by 17 3/8 by 8")
956-5 - SOLD
Barrister's Wig, Stand and Tin Case
By Ravenscroft Law, Wig and Robe Maker
Lincolns Inn, London
Mr. Registrar Parker
19th Century - SOLD
White horse hair wig with original black tole box and stand; box is hand painted in gold; wig with owners and makers label. Fine condition.
(Case dimensions: 10.5" H, 8.75" W, 9.25" D.)
690-3 - SOLD
Coffee Bin, Store Counter Tin, Bower and Bartlett's Coffee, Lithograph
1875 to 1900
Blue Ribbon Coffee Counter Tin, Favorite Boston Coffees (Hinged lid) - SOLD
Fine condition (Dimensions: 17.25" H, 19.25" W, 14.5" D.)
647-68 - SOLD
Band Box, Wallpaper, Oval, White Flowers on Blue Ground
Circa 1825 to 1845 - SOLD
Large oval box covered with a floral design featuring white blossoms highlighted with red, yellow, and brown against a blue ground; the lid similarly papered. Box top shows in use wear.
Dimensions: 11.25" H, 16.5" W, 13" D.
336-43 - SOLD
Trunk, Hide Covered, Brass Tack Ornamentation
Wallpapered Interior with Original Maker's Label
Daniel Watson, Saddler, Trunk and Harness Maker
Keene, New Hampshire
Early 19th Century
Initialed SH - SOLD
A superbly decorated box with hide covering, original lock, and brass hardware; the wire hinges were compromised and are retrofitted with lovely small brass strap hinges. Daniel Watson, a saddler, leather fire bucket maker; manufacturer of military goods, and one of the principal stockholders of the New Hampshire Glass Factory was a successful and prominent citizen of Keen; he died in 1837.
Dimensions: 6.25" H, 15" W, 8.75" D.
270-90 - SOLD