Antique, Paint Decorated Ballot Box, Lettered: For / Against Date/Period: 19th Century
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.
Ballot Box, Double Slide Lid, Drawer, Finely Constructed, Original Red Paint Date/Period: 19th Century
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.
Nineteenth Century Grain Painted Slide Lid Storage Box, Fitted Interior Date/Period: 1830-1845
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.
Early 18th Century Cupboard of Drawers, Valuables Cabinet, Painted
England Date/Period: 1700-1730 - SOLD
Condition: Very good, trivial imperfection to right proper side molding at rear… loss of
small section of molding which we can have restored. There is a small bit of old and
Additional Information: The mortice and tenon joined recessed panel door featuring
brass escutcheon hangs on original “H” hinges, it opens to reveal eight drawers within
slide out case; beautiful gilt brass pulls appear to be original and may date the chest to
the late 17th century. The case features crown and base moldings. The drawers are of
simple lap construction with applied moldings; drawers lined with blue paper. Original
early surface history consisting of dark mustard over blue paint; dry patina.
Box, Bentwood Carrier, Swing Handle, Original Red Paint Date/Period: 19th Century - SOLD
Measurement: Height: 6.75"; height at handle: 13"; diameter: 11.25"
Material: Maple, pine
Condition: Very good, loss of wood to base of swing handle [about ¼ inch wide] that
does not compromise aesthetic or integrity/function, else fine.
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