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Folk Art Candle box, Polychrome Urn and Flowers, Tulip Ends
Northumberland County, Pennsylvania
Date/Period: Early 19th Century


Folk Art Candle box, Polychrome Urn and Flowers, Tulip Ends Northumberland County, Pennsylvania, entire view

Measurement: Height: 6.25"; width: 11.25"; depth: 6.5"

Material: Poplar

Condition: Overall good, scattered paint losses, vibrant paint, top with old seam crack.
Surface cleaning, NO in-painting, conservator’s UV reversible varnish.

Additional Information: A fine and rare decorated candle box fitted with sliding lid. Top
and front panel decorated with polychrome and gilt floral arrangement in urn having
diapered crosshatch ornament. The ends decorated in conforming palate featuring
stylized floral motif. Inscribed on the bottom in pencil: Made by John Keller / 1793 /
Northumberland, County, Pa.
[date of inscription unknown, not period].

Reference: Treasury of American Design and Antiques – Two Volumes in One by
Clarence P. Hornung, New York, page 714, entry: 2613.

$12,500.00

1414-1


Folk Art Candle box, Polychrome Urn and Flowers, Tulip Ends Northumberland County, Pennsylvania, entire view 2

Folk Art Candle box, Polychrome Urn and Flowers, Tulip Ends Northumberland County, Pennsylvania, entire view 3

Folk Art Candle box, Polychrome Urn and Flowers, Tulip Ends Northumberland County, Pennsylvania, entire view

Folk Art Candle box, Polychrome Urn and Flowers, Tulip Ends Northumberland County, Pennsylvania, top

Folk Art Candle box, Polychrome Urn and Flowers, Tulip Ends Northumberland County, Pennsylvania, side 1

Folk Art Candle box, Polychrome Urn and Flowers, Tulip Ends Northumberland County, Pennsylvania, side 2

Folk Art Candle box, Polychrome Urn and Flowers, Tulip Ends Northumberland County, Pennsylvania, side 3

Folk Art Candle box, Polychrome Urn and Flowers, Tulip Ends Northumberland County, Pennsylvania, side 4

Folk Art Candle box, Polychrome Urn and Flowers, Tulip Ends Northumberland County, Pennsylvania, bottom

Folk Art Candle box, Polychrome Urn and Flowers, Tulip Ends Northumberland County, Pennsylvania, bottom detail

Folk Art Candle box, Polychrome Urn and Flowers, Tulip Ends Northumberland County, Pennsylvania, cover view

Folk Art Candle box, Polychrome Urn and Flowers, Tulip Ends Northumberland County, Pennsylvania, page 714



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 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.

$495.00

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


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.

$2,950.00

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



Spaulding’s Revolving Beehive, Painted Decoration, Cheese-box Design
THERESA, NEW YORK / PAT’D APR. 1869
Date/Period: 1869-1877 - SOLD


Spaulding’s Revolving Beehive, Painted Decoration, Cheese-box Design THERESA, NEW YORK / PAT’D APR. 1869, entire view

Measurement: Height: 17"; diameter: 12"

Material: Steamed and bentwood, pine, and poplar

Condition: Very good paint, as depicted, wood loss to lid and projecting center molding,
all else very fine.

Additional Information: The lid and cylinder emblazoned with the makers name and
patent date. Allover fancy painted scrolling, large flowers, and a depiction of 30 bees
about to enter the Revolving Beehive…. visually appealing. It is obvious that Charles
Eldad Spaulding's career as a cheese-box maker greatly influenced his circular
revolving beehive design which was never commercially successful.
We know of one other extant example in the collection of the Henry Ford Museum.

SOLD

928-127


Spaulding’s Revolving Beehive, Painted Decoration, Cheese-box Design THERESA, NEW YORK / PAT’D APR. 1869, detail view

Spaulding’s Revolving Beehive, Painted Decoration, Cheese-box Design THERESA, NEW YORK / PAT’D APR. 1869, entire view 2

Spaulding’s Revolving Beehive, Painted Decoration, Cheese-box Design THERESA, NEW YORK / PAT’D APR. 1869, lid view

Spaulding’s Revolving Beehive, Painted Decoration, Cheese-box Design THERESA, NEW YORK / PAT’D APR. 1869, entire view 3

Spaulding’s Revolving Beehive, Painted Decoration, Cheese-box Design THERESA, NEW YORK / PAT’D APR. 1869, dissasembled view



Nineteenth Century Lidded Box Decorated, Folk Art Cat, Original Paint
Date/Period: 19th Century


Nineteenth Century Lidded Box Decorated, Folk Art Cat, Original Paint, entire view

Measurement: Height: 13.5"; width: 18.75"; depth: 11.25"

Material: Pine, wrought iron “H” hinges, polychrome

Condition: Very Good, original

Additional Information: Rectangular lid having applied molding set to conforming case
with period “H” hinges that were available to maker. Simple lap construction, square
nailed. The top features a large wide-eyed black cant flanked by two smaller cats; front
displays a dog.

$1,685.00

581-14


Nineteenth Century Lidded Box Decorated, Folk Art Cat, Original Paint, entire view 2

Nineteenth Century Lidded Box Decorated, Folk Art Cat, Original Paint, entire view 3

Nineteenth Century Lidded Box Decorated, Folk Art Cat, Original Paint, entire view 4

Nineteenth Century Lidded Box Decorated, Folk Art Cat, Original Paint, entire view 5



Candle Box, Paneled Slide Lid, Green Paint
Date/Period: 19th Century - SOLD


Candle Box, Paneled Slide Lid, Green Paint, entire view 1

Measurement: Height: 4"; length: 13"; width: 4"

Material: Pine and poplar

Condition: Very good, early green over mustard paint

Additional Information: Dovetail joined box, lid slides well within rabbet, three finger
holds are gouge made…nice apple green paint, dry patina.

SOLD

745-222


Candle Box, Paneled Slide Lid, Green Paint, entire view 2

Candle Box, Paneled Slide Lid, Green Paint, entire view 3



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.

$595.00

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


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




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

$250.00

1283-10





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