Additional Information: The trunk is painted green overall; the lid displays initials “PG”
within oval lozenge flanked by stylized tulip-like devises. The front is ornamented with
18th Century Tabletop Box, Original Red Paint
Found long ago in Connecticut, circa 1750-1780
Red pine, poplar, and white pine…beautiful red paint
The slightly domed cleated top on conforming case of dovetail joinery; bottom attached
with rosehead nails; large strap lock hasp; two pair original history straps hinges. The
top now attached with very old leather hinges, one with updated leather
(Original remains with box). Height: 9"; width: 23"; depth: 16".
Paint Decorated Trunk, Flattop, Maine, Possibly Paris Hill Date/Period: 1835-1840
Additional Information: Flattop box, the front displaying freehand painted green and
yellow floral devices with red veining centering wispy tendrils done in yellow against
black and red ground within green and mustard border. The lid similarly decorated and
outlined with green and mustard pinstriping. (Ex: Stephen Score, Daphne Farago.
Exhibited:“Four Rhode Island Collectors of Folk Art: Eliza Green, Metcalf Radeke,
Abby Aldrich Rockefeller, Maxim Karolik and Daphne Farago” at the Rhode Island
School of Design, September 27 through November 17, 1985
Folk Art, Paint Decorated Trunk, Brass Tack Initials – B.B., Original Condition
New England, circa 1825-1835
Broadly brushed black on red paint, whimsical trees and stylized botanic devices.
(Excellent original condition; Height: 12.5"; width: 23.75"; depth: 11.75")
Large Paint Decorated American Painted Tin Trunk, Tole Folk Art, 13-Inches
Berlin, Connecticut. Francis Type Decoration Featuring Birds Date/Period: 19th Century
Measurement: 8.5" x 13.5" x 6.5"
Condition: Excellent original condition
Additional Information: Decorated in the Style of Berlin, Connecticut Shops, Attributed
to Edward Francis. The trunk lid with wide yellow band…the large flowers and floral
spray painted on ends are among Berlin shop traditions as is the ribbon-stroke border
decoration on lid. See American Painted Tinware, Volume IV by Gina Martin, and Lois
Tucker; pp. 22/23. Volume I, chapter one discusses the Berlin, Connecticut shop
traditions in detail. The authors state that: “Green paint is very thin and nearly
impossible to see now”. This trunk, a rare survivor…is outstanding.
Small Dome Top Paint Decorated Trunk, Unique & Original Painted Decoration
New England Date/Period: Early 19th Century
Additional Information: This little box imitating painted tin (tole) displays full coverage
decoration featuring freehand and stenciled ornament done in silver powder, red,
mustard yellow and blue paint against the black ground. Displays beautifully.
Dome Top Trunk, Original Paint, Unusual Decoration, Initialed “AD”
New England, Early 19th Century
(Excellent original condition; W: 30"; D: 14"; H: 12")
Antique Storage Box from Mercantile, Original painted Lettering – SHAWLS
New England Date/Period: First half of nineteenth century
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.
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