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.
Very good condition displaying strong paint; lid originally hung from wire spring hinges
now retrofitted with 19th c. brass hinges; lock hasp is missing although we should be
able to have a period replacement installed for buyer. Minor wear and thinning
commensurate with age and use…displays nicely.
(Height: 10.75": width: 28"; depth: 13.5")
The rectangular box with domed fitted lid [never had hinges; lid centered on canted
interior moldings] opening to single well. Top and all four sides ornamented alternating
trailing blocks of red and green paint within undulating compartments…all against a
creamy dry patinaed white ground. Excellent condition, small size;
Height: 7.75"; width: 13.75"; depth: 9".
Literature: Pat Ross, To Have and To Hold, Decorative American Boxes, New York, 1991, page 47.
Sophisticated compass, tendril-like, sponged and scrolled designs worked in red over
yellow paint…an outstanding example of fancy paint. The painted surface remains in
very good original condition with expected wear to edges; pigment is strong and bright;
hinges are replaced, nonetheless an outstanding example.
(Height: 12.75"; width: 30.25"; depth: 13.5")
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