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