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17th Century Leather Bound Trunk,
Brass Studs, Crowns, Fleur de Lis
Probably French


17th Century Leather Bound Trunk, Brass Studs, Crowns, Fleur de Lis 
Probably French, entire view 1

This casket is mounted with a pair of cast brass crowns which center the wrought iron bail handle. Other
ornament includes oval brass bosses, and hand planished domed tacks. On the front are a pair of brass
fleur-de-lis centering the lock hasp and heart shape escutcheon. All sides are covered in leather; bottom
appears to be covered with ostrich hide affixed with 27 domed brass tacks [may be over original hide];
some of the smallest domed tacks are embossed on edges. The interior is marble papered. Leather hinge
runs the width of trunk; metallic bound wove thread tape binding prevents the lid from falling backward
which partially protected the integrity of hinge. About half of the leather hinge is split, other minor
imperfections are consistent with age and use. When we acquired the box, the lock escutcheon plate was
missing some nails. We have since added period nails. Displays well.
(Height: 5"; width: 10.75"; depth: 7")


17th Century Leather Bound Trunk, Brass Studs, Crowns, Fleur de Lis 
Probably French, entire view 1

$1,850.00

1316-1




Antique Paint Decorated Miniature Trunk, Carved Work Box, Fitted Interior
New England, Early 19th Century


Antique Paint Decorated Miniature Trunk, Carved Work Box, Fitted Interior
New England, Early 19th Century, entire view 1

Rectangular projecting lid featuring raised panel having a gouge-carved scalloped edge
within thumb molded perimeter; cleated lid over dovetail joined deep well resting on a
projecting molded base. The interior was/is fitted for a specific use; a once lidded till
over a single short drawer; there was once four compartments parallel to the
back…whereas two dividers are missing there are now three compartments. All
surfaces display competent salmon painted faux graining within black painted borders
accentuated with fine painted creamy white trim. This little chest displays well and is in
excellent original condition; any imperfections are minor and consistent with age and
use. Period small butt hinges replaced original wire hinges early in the boxes working
life. The till and rear compartments are missing lids, lock and likely the escutcheon
have been long-ago retrofitted with tiny screw holes filled and colored, all else fine.
(Height: 7.25"; width: 18"; depth: 8.5")


Antique Paint Decorated Miniature Trunk, Carved Work Box, Fitted Interior
New England, Early 19th Century, entire view 2

Antique Paint Decorated Miniature Trunk, Carved Work Box, Fitted Interior
New England, Early 19th Century, entire view 3

Antique Paint Decorated Miniature Trunk, Carved Work Box, Fitted Interior
New England, Early 19th Century, entire view 4

$1,500.00

1221-76




Antique, Paint Decorated Document Box
Maine, circa 1835
Basswood


Antique, Paint Decorated Document Box
Maine, circa 1835
Basswood, entire view 1

Rectangular lid over a conforming case; original brass hardware. Black and red graining
within green borders; bronze powder leaf and floral decoration…the ends display small
shields centered by fanciful flourished. The interior was “tortoise shell” sponged. The
box is clean and displays well; original key; height: 5.75"; width: 12.75"; depth: 8")


Antique, Paint Decorated Document Box
Maine, circa 1835
Basswood, entire view 2

Antique, Paint Decorated Document Box
Maine, circa 1835
Basswood, entire view 3

Antique, Paint Decorated Document Box
Maine, circa 1835
Basswood, entire view 4

$565.00

1039-76




Antique, Sewing Box, Pin Cushion, Table Clamp
Possibly Portsmouth, New Hampshire, circa 1800
Cherry, birds eye maple and eastern white pine


Antique, Sewing Box, Pin Cushion, Table Clamp
Possibly Portsmouth, New Hampshire, circa 1800 
Cherry, birds eye maple and eastern white pine, entire view 1

The domed pin cushion retains original fabric and linen under upholstery; its edges
secured by conforming bulleted molding. The canted top is banded in cherry; birds eye
maple panels all within cherry banding; edge molding to all corners. Slightly projecting
base: the ring pull is a working period replacement…original piercing is vacant. The
finely wrought clamp with hand cut threads is stored within the fitted base.
(Very good original condition; height: 4.75"; width: 6"; depth: 4.25")


Antique, Sewing Box, Pin Cushion, Table Clamp
Possibly Portsmouth, New Hampshire, circa 1800 
Cherry, birds eye maple and eastern white pine, entire view 2

Antique, Sewing Box, Pin Cushion, Table Clamp
Possibly Portsmouth, New Hampshire, circa 1800 
Cherry, birds eye maple and eastern white pine, bottom view

$785.00

410-174




Neoclassical Inlaid Dome Top Workbox, Brass Handles
England, circa 1800
Satinwood and pine


Neoclassical Inlaid Dome Top Workbox, Brass Handles
England, circa 1800
Satinwood and pine, entire view 1

A lovely Georgian box with drawer and brass carrying handles featuring contrasting
figured wood edge banding and inlayed oval panels. The drawer with lock is of fine
dovetail joinery; case is raised on compressed ball feet; drawer lined with thin salmon
colored paper; traces of paper remain within interior.
(Good condition; displays well; Height: 8"; width: 11.5"; depth: 8.25")


Neoclassical Inlaid Dome Top Workbox, Brass Handles
England, circa 1800
Satinwood and pine, entire view 2

$985.00

659-196




Antique, Ladies Work Box, Marquetry Sewing Box
American, Found in Philadelphia, circa 1850-1880
Mixed wood inlays on pine case


Antique, Ladies Work Box, Marquetry Sewing Box
American, Found in Philadelphia, circa 1850-1880
Mixed wood inlays on pine case, entire view 1

The lift lid inlayed with initials “ED” opens to reveal a quilted silk lining; removeable fitted
tray also with silk lining contains buttons, a slide lid box containing spangles; buttons
and more…of special interest are four wooden spools of Clark threads. (The Clark
Thread Company (thread manufacturers: 1866: Newark, New Jersey, George A. Clark
& Bros. Inc. selling agents: 1897-1917: Newark, New Jersey, USA) Centering eight
molded compartments is a similarly sized domed pincushion covered in velvet. The
removable tray rests on corner blocks atop the deep well.
(Fine condition; 13.75 X 9 5/8 X 7.75”)


Antique, Ladies Work Box, Marquetry Sewing Box
American, Found in Philadelphia, circa 1850-1880
Mixed wood inlays on pine case, entire view 2

Antique, Ladies Work Box, Marquetry Sewing Box
American, Found in Philadelphia, circa 1850-1880
Mixed wood inlays on pine case, entire view 3

Antique, Ladies Work Box, Marquetry Sewing Box
American, Found in Philadelphia, circa 1850-1880
Mixed wood inlays on pine case, entire view 4

Antique, Ladies Work Box, Marquetry Sewing Box
American, Found in Philadelphia, circa 1850-1880
Mixed wood inlays on pine case, entire view 5

$950.00

1221-82




Stenciled & Paint Decorated Flattop Document Box
Maine, Circa 1835-1840
Basswood, chestnut bottom


Stenciled & Paint Decorated Flattop Document Box
Maine, Circa 1835-1840
Basswood, chestnut bottom, entire view 1

Black on red graining, bronze powder stenciling; compotes with fruits within mustard
borders. (Excellent original condition; Height: 5.75"; width: 11.75"; depth: 7.5")


Stenciled & Paint Decorated Flattop Document Box
Maine, Circa 1835-1840
Basswood, chestnut bottom, entire view 2

Stenciled & Paint Decorated Flattop Document Box
Maine, Circa 1835-1840
Basswood, chestnut bottom, entire view 3

$625.00

1210-12




Antique, Country Salt Box, Original Red Paint
America, 19th Century
Poplar


Antique, Country Salt Box, Original Red Paint
America, 19th Century
Poplar, entire view 1

Sloped lid on original hinges, square nailed rabbet joinery.
Nice red surface…Height: 8.25"; width: 6.5"; depth: 5.75".


Antique, Country Salt Box, Original Red Paint
America, 19th Century
Poplar, entire view 2

Antique, Country Salt Box, Original Red Paint
America, 19th Century
Poplar, entire view 3

$375.00

1081-18




Antique Pincushion with Drawer & Table Clamp
Unknown Maker, 19th Century
Molded iron & cut steel (Height: 11”)


Antique Pincushion with Drawer & Table Clamp
Unknown Maker, 19th Century
Molded iron & cut steel (Height: 11”), entire view

Brushed cotton cushion rests with the bolection and ogee shaped rectangular canted
tray and is raised on turned posts atop a similarly shaped box containing a spring-
loaded pin tray. The drawer opens by depressing a tiny spring tab on the reverse.
Threaded clamp bolt features a pierced thumbpiece displaying initials “KC”. Perusing
many sewing/needlework tools books we were unable to locate a similar device.


Antique Pincushion with Drawer & Table Clamp
Unknown Maker, 19th Century
Molded iron & cut steel (Height: 11”), detail view

$465.00

171-126




Antique Paint Decorated Ballot Box with Sliding Lid and Handle
New England, Early 19th Century


Antique Paint Decorated Ballot Box with Sliding Lid and Handle 
New England, Early 19th Century, entire view 1

The raised panel lid with two finger notches slides within case rabbet; the upswept
handle and case edges are chamfered. The black graining on chocolate brown is very
early and over blue. The viewer must look very closely to translate surface history.
(Length: 12.5"; width: 6"; height: 2.5")


Antique Paint Decorated Ballot Box with Sliding Lid and Handle 
New England, Early 19th Century, entire view 2

Antique Paint Decorated Ballot Box with Sliding Lid and Handle 
New England, Early 19th Century, entire view 3

$560.00

745-187




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


Antique Steeple Top Reel Stand and Work Box, Early 20th Century, angle view

(very slight cupping to lid, else fine and original; Height: 1.5"; width: 6"; depth: 3")

Antique Steeple Top Reel Stand and Work Box, Early 20th Century, angle view

$445.00

1299-4




Antique Paint Decorated Slide Lid Candle Box
New England, Early 19th Century
Maple
Sharply chamfered lid with gouge-carved finger notch slides within molded frame


Antique Paint Decorated Slide Lid Candle Box
New England, Early 19th Century
Maple, entire view 1

(Height: 4.5"; width: 7.75"; depth: 4.75")


Antique Paint Decorated Slide Lid Candle Box
New England, Early 19th Century
Maple, entire view 2

Antique Paint Decorated Slide Lid Candle Box
New England, Early 19th Century
Maple, entire view 3

$355.00

1283-10




Ditty Box, A.K.A., Document,
bureau or Trinket Box,
Applied Moldings, Original Surface
New England, circa 1820s


Ditty Box, A.K.A., Document,
bureau or Trinket Box,
Applied Moldings, Original Surface
New England, circa 1820s, angle view

The lid, slightly projecting with applied molding; diamond form molding applied with clinched nails. A conforming molding ornaments the front of box which sits on a molded base. The box retains original iron hardware and red surface.
(Height: 6"; width: 13.75"; depth: 9")


Ditty Box, A.K.A., Document,
bureau or Trinket Box,
Applied Moldings, Original Surface
New England, circa 1820s, open view

$885.00

413-54




Trinket Box, Bureau Box, Original Surface,
Applied and Inlaid Ornament Unknown Maker,
Found in Pennsylvania, Late 19th Century Likely unique,
made by a gentleman for his sweetheart


Trinket Box, Bureau Box, Original Surface,
Applied and Inlaid Ornament Unknown Maker,
Found in Pennsylvania, Late 19th Century, angle view 1

The lid with rounded corners features a pair of target-center stars set-in circular disks. The case features carved and applied plant-like devices; interior is upholstered in tacked red cotton with green brushed cotton trim. The uniform lid-lifting is caused by shrinkage…dry heat of winter; easily laid-down by adjusting hinges.
(Fabric loss to base of interior, else fine; height: 7.25"; width: 14.5"; depth: 9.5")


Trinket Box, Bureau Box, Original Surface,
Applied and Inlaid Ornament Unknown Maker,
Found in Pennsylvania, Late 19th Century, entire view

Trinket Box, Bureau Box, Original Surface,
Applied and Inlaid Ornament Unknown Maker,
Found in Pennsylvania, Late 19th Century, angle view 2

Trinket Box, Bureau Box, Original Surface,
Applied and Inlaid Ornament Unknown Maker,
Found in Pennsylvania, Late 19th Century, open view

Trinket Box, Bureau Box, Original Surface,
Applied and Inlaid Ornament Unknown Maker,
Found in Pennsylvania, Late 19th Century, signature view

$625.00

945-19




Box, Folk Art, Chip Carved


Box, Folk Art, Chip Carved, entire view

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")

$425

1032-7




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Previous Offerings or Gone to New Homes




Antique Apple Box, Canted Sides, Original Paint
Anonymous, Second Half, 19th Century
Pine - SOLD


Antique Apple Box, Canted Sides, Original Paint
Anonymous, Second Half, 19th Century
Pine, entire view 1

The square box featuring canted sides on a projecting base in red and green paint.
The bottom is of tongue and groove construction; outside of box retains 98% original
paint; interior worn or thinning…perhaps 30% remains else nice dark patina.
(Height: 3.25"; width: 15.5"; depth: 15.25")

SOLD

745-180




Small Dome top Shagreen Covered Box, Contains Coins, Brass Hardware
Anonymous, Likely 18th Century - SOLD


Antique Small Dome Top Shagree Covered Box Containing Coins, 18th Century, angle view with coins

(Minor imperfections to interior; 2 by 1.75 by 1”)

SOLD

424-297


Antique Small Dome Top Shagree Covered Box Containing Coins, 18th Century, open view



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 - SOLD


Cake Box, Bentwood Donut Box, Original Paint and Decoration,
Pennsylvania, Second Half 19th Century, entire view

(As depicted, wood loss to rim edge, else fine; H: 10"; diameter: 14")

1111-12 - SOLD




Chinese Export Fan in Lacquered Box, Landscape and Figures, Brilliant Color
Hand painted, carved wood, paper and silk, gilt decorated black lacquer - SOLD


Chinese Export Fan in Lacquered Box, Landscape and Figures, Brilliant Color
Hand painted, carved wood, paper and silk, gilt decorated black lacquer, entire view

(Dimensions: 1.75" H, 12.5" L, 2.25" D.)

414-33 - SOLD




Box, Spruce Gum, Book Form, Chip Carved
Probably 18th Century
America
Stained Birch
Intricate carving, urn, hearts, love knot, basket and spandrels - SOLD


Box, Spruce Gum, Book Form, Chip Carved
Probably 18th Century, entire view

Minor corner loss, else fine (5.5 by 2.5 by 1.25")

424-163 - SOLD




Folk Art Mail Box, Carved and Painted
Late 19th Century
America
Whitaker - SOLD


Folk Art Mail Box, Carved and Painted
Late 19th Century, entire view

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




Music Box, Veneered Case, Ten Tune
Swiss
Third Quarter 19th Century
Jacots Safety Check, M.F. 1816 Changer
Marching through Georgia, Star Spangled Banner, among other classics - SOLD


Music Box, Veneered Case, Ten Tune
Swiss
Third Quarter 19th Century
Jacots Safety Check, M.F. 1816 Changer, entire view

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




Barrister's Wig, Stand and Tin Case
By Ravenscroft Law, Wig and Robe Maker
Lincolns Inn, London
Mr. Registrar Parker
19th Century - SOLD



Barrister's Wig, Stand and Tin Case
By Ravenscroft Law, Wig and Robe Maker
Lincolns Inn, London
Mr. Registrar Parker
19th Century, entire view

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




Band Box, Wallpaper, Oval, White Flowers on Blue Ground
America
Circa 1825 to 1845 - SOLD


Band Box, Wallpaper, Oval, White Flowers on Blue Ground
America
Circa 1825 to 1845, entire view

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




Antique Recipe Box, Original Painted Decoration, Reminiscent of Tole Ornamentation
Machine Finger Dovetail Joinery - SOLD


Antique Recipe Box, Original Painted Decoration, Reminiscent of Tole Ornamentation Machine Finger Dovetail Joinery, entire view

The top with canted edges, striping and little hearts over conforming box displaying undulating, dot and leaf decoration centering a bird on branch. (5 5/8 x 3.25 x 4.25”)

110-868 - SOLD




Folk Art Egyptian Style Carved Sarcophagus Form Footed Box
Anonymous, Likely Early 20th Century - SOLD


Folk Art Egyptian Style Sarcophagus Form Box, Likely Early 20th Century, angle view

Top and sides relief carved with figures and hieroglyphics, interior fitted with three compartments. (Excellent condition; loss to tip of head crown which will easily be restored; H: 5.75"; L: 18"; W: 3.75")

1121-3 - SOLD




Antique Box, Lidded Trinket Chest, Make-Do “H” Hinge, Original Surface History
New England, 19th Century
Simple lap construction, wrought iron “H” hinge, early red graining over blue, nice surface - SOLD


Antique Lidded Trinket Chest/Box with Make Do 'H' Hinge, 19th Century, angle view

(5.5 by 4 by 3.75”)

201-463 - SOLD




Early Storage Box, Round Bandbox, Original Paint and Decorative Upholstery Tacks
New England, Early 19th Century
Great foundation for stack or to be displayed atop chest; tack and peg construction - SOLD


Early Storage Box, Round Bandbox, Original Paint and Decorative Upholstery Tacks
New England, Early 19th Century, entire view

(Excellent condition, old and minor smallish bit of wood loss to cover at rim, else fine; H: 10.5"; diameter: 15.5")

632-30 - SOLD




Cake Box, Bentwood Donut Box, Original Paint and Decoration
Pennsylvania, Circa 1840 to 1860
Ash and poplar
Green and yellow painted decoration on a ground of broadly brushed black on red painted faux graining. Carved and pierced handle fitted to locking lid. Nice old patina - SOLD


Cake Box, Bentwood Donut Box, Original Paint and Decoration
Pennsylvania, Circa 1840 to 1860, entire view

(Excellent original condition; H: 8"; diameter: 11.25")

1096-57 - SOLD




Tinned Oval Box, Original Red with Eagle Decoration
Transfer Printed Great Seal Centered by Wreath of Leaves and Flowers
19th Century - SOLD


Tinned Oval Box, Original Red with Eagle Decoration
Transfer Printed Great Seal Centered by Wreath of Leaves and Flowers
19th Century, entire view

(Very good condition, minor dings consistent with age and use; H: 1.25", W: 6", D: 3")

336-49 - SOLD




Railroad Car Station Approach Register, Scrolling, Maine and New Hampshire
Next Stop Cities and Towns Painted on Rolling Scroll within Walnut Viewing Box
Stops for Great Falls, South Berwick Junction, Exeter and several more
Nineteenth Century - SOLD


Railroad Car Station Approach Register, Scrolling, Maine and New Hampshire
Next Stop Cities and Towns Painted on Rolling Scroll within Walnut Viewing Box
Stops for Great Falls, South Berwick Junction, Exeter and several more
Nineteenth Century, entire view

(H: 5.25"; W: 7.25"; D: 4")

906-4 - SOLD




Nantucket Sea Captains Liquor Chest with Blown Glass Bottles, Original Paint
Samuel Barret, Whaling Master of the Ship Sally
Nantucket, Massachusetts
Circa 1821 - SOLD


Nantucket Sea Captains Liquor Chest with Blown Glass Bottles, Original Paint
Samuel Barret, Whaling Master of the Ship Sally
Nantucket, Massachusetts
Circa 1821, entire view

The molded and cleated lid is hung from original copper hinges and retains its original painted surface; S. BARRETT 1821; the front of the dovetail joined case displays pinwheel and star decoration and features a copper heart-shaped escutcheon; the interior fitted with twelve 18th century olive green colored gin bottles. Samuel Barrett was born on Nantucket January 29th, 1793 to Nathaniel Barrett and Margaret Brock (or Coffin). He was the Whaling Master on the ship Sally, Nantucket, Massachusetts, 1820.
(See Whaling Masters, Compiled by the Federal Writers Project, WPA of Massachusetts) H: 12"; W: 19.5"; D: 14.25"

274-152 - 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


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, entire view

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



If you are interested in buying any of these items, please call (978) 597-8084 or email David Hillier at drh@aaawt.com

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