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Document Box
Date/Period: 1820’s, New England


Document Box, entire view

Measurement: 13.75” x 9” x 6”

Material: Pine

Condition: All original

Additional Information: Diamond molding applied with clinched nails. Molded base. Original hardware and red surface

$625.00

413-54


Document Box, entire view 2

Document Box, entire view 3



Box, Slide Lid, Original Mustard Paint, Decoupage Ornamentation
Date/Period: 1820-1840


Box, Slide Lid, Original Mustard Paint, Decoupage Ornamentation, entire view

Measurement: 7.25" x 5.5" x 7"

Material: Poplar, paint, cutout, and applied lithograph “cuts”

Condition: Very good

Additional Information: Decorated with cats, dogs, horses; architecture, leaping stags
and more. The owners name, “WILKINS” is painted on the slide lid.

$495.00

1072-143


Box, Slide Lid, Original Mustard Paint, Decoupage Ornamentation, entire view 2

Box, Slide Lid, Original Mustard Paint, Decoupage Ornamentation, entire view 3

Box, Slide Lid, Original Mustard Paint, Decoupage Ornamentation, entire view 4

Box, Slide Lid, Original Mustard Paint, Decoupage Ornamentation, entire view 5

Box, Slide Lid, Original Mustard Paint, Decoupage Ornamentation, entire view 6



Sea Chest, Carved Sailors Trunk, Eagle Surmounting American Shield & More
Date/Period: Circa 1825 - SOLD


Sea Chest, Carved Sailors Trunk, Eagle Surmounting American Shield & More, entire view

Measurement: Height: 11"; width: 37.75"; depth: 13.75"

Material: White pine

Condition: Very good original condition

Additional Information: Superb carved sea chest with all elements carved from the
solid. The top features a shield eagle flanked by stars and articulated banners, the front
depicts two facing whimsical sea creatures and a shield shaped carved escutcheon.
With two massive brass handles, projecting molded top, canted ends featuring, applied
brass stars and dovetail joinery.

SOLD

505-152


Sea Chest, Carved Sailors Trunk, Eagle Surmounting American Shield & More, entire view 2

Sea Chest, Carved Sailors Trunk, Eagle Surmounting American Shield & More, entire view 3

Sea Chest, Carved Sailors Trunk, Eagle Surmounting American Shield & More, entire view 4

Sea Chest, Carved Sailors Trunk, Eagle Surmounting American Shield & More, entire view 5

Sea Chest, Carved Sailors Trunk, Eagle Surmounting American Shield & More, entire view 6

Sea Chest, Carved Sailors Trunk, Eagle Surmounting American Shield & More, entire view 7

Sea Chest, Carved Sailors Trunk, Eagle Surmounting American Shield & More, entire view 8

Sea Chest, Carved Sailors Trunk, Eagle Surmounting American Shield & More, entire view 9



Yellow-painted and Red-stenciled Lift-top Box, New England
Date/Period: Early 19th Century


Yellow-painted and Red-stenciled Lift-top Box, New England, entire view

Measurement: Height: 10.5"; width: 23.75"; depth: 11.75"

Material: White pine and polychrome

Condition: Very good, original condition including hardware

Provenance: Ronnie Newman

Additional Information: This uniquely decorated dovetailed box features a repeating
pattern of houses, bordered by flowers and leaves.

$8,300.00

1287-12


Yellow-painted and Red-stenciled Lift-top Box, New England, entire view 2

Yellow-painted and Red-stenciled Lift-top Box, New England, entire view 3

Yellow-painted and Red-stenciled Lift-top Box, New England, entire view 4

Yellow-painted and Red-stenciled Lift-top Box, New England, entire view 5

Yellow-painted and Red-stenciled Lift-top Box, New England, entire view 6

Yellow-painted and Red-stenciled Lift-top Box, New England, entire view 7



Antique Storage Box from Mercantile, Original painted Lettering – SHAWLS
New England
Date/Period: First half of nineteenth century


Antique Storage Box from Mercantile, Original painted Lettering – SHAWLS New England, entire view

Measurement: Height: 7.75"; width: 19.5": depth: 15.25"

Material: Poplar

Condition: Very good

Additional Information: A rarely encountered survivor, a merchants storage box. The
box is dovetail joined, top of lid and bottom of box are held in place by tiny square finish
nails. Lettering and fanciful flourishes done in a clamshell white paint.

$2,550.00

290-76


Antique Storage Box from Mercantile, Original painted Lettering – SHAWLS New England, entire view 2

Antique Storage Box from Mercantile, Original painted Lettering – SHAWLS New England, entire view 3

Antique Storage Box from Mercantile, Original painted Lettering – SHAWLS New England, entire view 4



Antique Slide Lid Document Box with Lock & Key, Original Red Paint
New England
Date/Period: Circa 1820 - SOLD


Antique Slide Lid Document Box with Lock & Key, Original Red Paint New England, entire view

Measurement: Height: 6.25"; width: 18"; depth: 11"

Material: White pine

Condition: Terrific paint and patina, typical of these lids, it has shrunk narrowing width.
A three-inch section of lid edge is missing, all else fine, displays well.

Additional Information: Sliding lid with chamfered edges and gouge-cut finger slot;
dovetail joined case on slightly projecting chamfered base.

SOLD

505-154


Antique Slide Lid Document Box with Lock & Key, Original Red Paint New England, entire view 2

Antique Slide Lid Document Box with Lock & Key, Original Red Paint New England, entire view 3

Antique Slide Lid Document Box with Lock & Key, Original Red Paint New England, entire view 4



Antique, Paint Decorated Ballot Box, Lettered: For / Against
Date/Period: 19th Century


Antique, Paint Decorated Ballot Box, Lettered: For / Against, entire view 1

Measurement: Height: 12"; width: 9"; depth: 4"

Material: Pine, polychrome

Condition: Excellent original condition

Additional Information: The backboard featuring pierced lollipop finial above down
sloping shoulders above dovetail joined case. The top section with oval cutout facilitates
the voters’ placement of marble either “for or against” …the white or black marble is
received withing the divided dovetail joined ballot drawer. Allover grain painted; we love
the poor planning. Note that the painter generously indented “For” not leaving room for
“Against” however he made-up-for-it with stylish silhouetted lettering.

$1,750.00

879-162


Antique, Paint Decorated Ballot Box, Lettered: For / Against, entire view 2

Antique, Paint Decorated Ballot Box, Lettered: For / Against, entire view 3



Nineteenth Century Grain Painted Slide Lid Storage Box, Fitted Interior
Date/Period: 1830-1845


Nineteenth Century Grain Painted Slide Lid Storage Box, Fitted Interior, entire view 1

Measurement: 3" x 10" x 7.25"

Material: White pine, polychrome

Condition: Very good, shrinkage to top reducing width so that the half-dovetail no
longer retains the top; simply sits there…

Additional Information: Simple lap joinery, interior fitted with four compartments.
Vinegar/paint decoration.

$375.00

532-154


Nineteenth Century Grain Painted Slide Lid Storage Box, Fitted Interior, entire view 2

Nineteenth Century Grain Painted Slide Lid Storage Box, Fitted Interior, entire view 3



Frisian Carved Lidded Box, Heart, Pinwheels, Geometrics, Spandrels, Roundels
Date/Period: Circa 1750 - SOLD


Frisian Carved Lidded Box, Heart, Pinwheels, Geometrics, Spandrels, Roundels, entire view 1

Measurement: Height: 5.75 inches; width: 11.25 inches; depth: 6.25 inches

Material: Oak

Condition: Very good, slight cupping to lid, interior till sans lid, original hardware.
All surfaces display a beautiful patina.

Additional Information: Intricate and complex…carved by a competent artisan.

SOLD

1247-19


Frisian Carved Lidded Box, Heart, Pinwheels, Geometrics, Spandrels, Roundels, entire view 2

Frisian Carved Lidded Box, Heart, Pinwheels, Geometrics, Spandrels, Roundels, entire view 3

Frisian Carved Lidded Box, Heart, Pinwheels, Geometrics, Spandrels, Roundels, entire view 4

Frisian Carved Lidded Box, Heart, Pinwheels, Geometrics, Spandrels, Roundels, entire view 5

Frisian Carved Lidded Box, Heart, Pinwheels, Geometrics, Spandrels, Roundels, entire view 6

Frisian Carved Lidded Box, Heart, Pinwheels, Geometrics, Spandrels, Roundels, entire view 7

Frisian Carved Lidded Box, Heart, Pinwheels, Geometrics, Spandrels, Roundels, entire view 8



Ballot Box, Double Slide Lid, Drawer, Finely Constructed, Original Red Paint
Date/Period: 19th Century


Ballot Box, Double Slide Lid, Drawer, Finely Constructed, Original Red Paint, entire view

Measurement: Height: 8.5"; width: 20"; depth: 13.25"

Material: White Pine, original red paint

Condition: Very good, interior partitions are missing, thinning original red paint

Additional Information: Side-by-side chamfered slide lids, each pierced with three
slots for voting chips. The case is joined with finely cut dovetails, full case bottom above
full-length drawer. Retains three original locks. Inscribed on side of drawer in pencil:
“W.H. Brown / Feb. 18, 90” …likely an election monitor as the box style, toolmarks,
construction and tiny finish nails seem earlier.

$495.00

171-145


Ballot Box, Double Slide Lid, Drawer, Finely Constructed, Original Red Paint, detail view



Mahogany Brass Bound George III Cellarette on Stand with Casters
England
Date/Period: Circa 1790-1820


Mahogany Brass Bound George III Cellarette on Stand with Casters England, entire view 1

Material: Mahogany and brass, superb wood, original brass hardware

Condition: Very good

Additional Information: A lovely hexagonal form…hinged lid with molded edges and
brass banding above similarly banded tapered case; plain interior with pierced drain.
The case is fitted to conforming stand raised on flaring tapered legs resting on casters.

$1,425.00

659-207


Mahogany Brass Bound George III Cellarette on Stand with Casters England, entire view 2



Antique, Slide Lid Box, Carved, Inlaid, Ships, Hearts, Mother of Pearl
Date/Period: 19th Century


Antique, Slide Lid Box, Carved, Inlaid, Ships, Hearts, Mother of Pearl, entire view 1

Measurement:Height: 2.5"; length: 8.75"; width: 3.25"

Material: Maple, red stain

Condition: Excellent, tiny chip to mother-of-pearl

Additional Information: Carved of single piece of wood…the lid inlaid with hearts,
diamonds and mother-of pearl within incised border featuring scratch-carved fan-like
spandrels slides within a half dovetail joint. The sides display sailing ships, one beneath
a moon and stars.

$385.00

1245-17


Antique, Slide Lid Box, Carved, Inlaid, Ships, Hearts, Mother of Pearl, entire view 2

Antique, Slide Lid Box, Carved, Inlaid, Ships, Hearts, Mother of Pearl, entire view 3

Antique, Slide Lid Box, Carved, Inlaid, Ships, Hearts, Mother of Pearl, entire view 4



Antique, Trunk, Hide Covered,
Brass Tack Ornamentation, Historic
Anonymous, circa 1800


Antique, Trunk, Hide Covered, Brass Tack Ornamentation, Historic
Anonymous, circa 1800, entire view 1

A superbly decorated pine box with hide covering, original lock, and brass hardware.
The interior papered in blue; rosehead nails. Penned within the lid interior: “Grandfather
Louis Noe’s Chest [B.F.U.] Please see bottom”.
Written on the base is found: “This
chest I feel certain come along with the Noe’s from France when they accom. [sic]
(Gen.) Marquis de Lafayette to the U.S. of America”.

(Height: 6.5"; width: 14.25"; depth: 7.5")


Antique, Trunk, Hide Covered, Brass Tack Ornamentation, Historic
Anonymous, circa 1800, entire view 2

Antique, Trunk, Hide Covered, Brass Tack Ornamentation, Historic
Anonymous, circa 1800, entire view 3

Antique, Trunk, Hide Covered, Brass Tack Ornamentation, Historic
Anonymous, circa 1800, entire view 4

Antique, Trunk, Hide Covered, Brass Tack Ornamentation, Historic
Anonymous, circa 1800, entire view 5

Antique, Trunk, Hide Covered, Brass Tack Ornamentation, Historic
Anonymous, circa 1800, bottom view

Antique, Trunk, Hide Covered, Brass Tack Ornamentation, Historic
Anonymous, circa 1800, bottom detail

Antique, Trunk, Hide Covered, Brass Tack Ornamentation, Historic
Anonymous, circa 1800, interior detail

$1,725.00

424-342




Travel Desk, Probably English, 2nd Half 19th C.


Travel Desk, Probably English, 2nd Half 19th C., entire view

Wide grain walnut, brass insets, sliding drawer,
desk shows wear overall, nice desk worthy of some TLC.

$450.00

1354-13


Travel Desk, Probably English, 2nd Half 19th C., open view



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

$1,250.00

1316-1




Antique, Paint Decorated Document Box
Maine, circa 1835
Basswood - SOLD


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

SOLD

1039-76




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 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

$210.00

1283-10





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