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.
Paint Decorated Dome Top Trunk, Box, Original Paint
Maine, circa 1820-1835
White pine, birch, and maple
It is all about the paint…
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")
Dome Top Trunk, Original Paint, Unusual Decoration, Initialed “AD”
New England, Early 19th Century
(Excellent original condition; W: 30"; D: 14"; H: 12")
Antique Paint Decorated Dome Top Document Box, Fine and Unusual
New England, likely Maine, circa 1820-1830
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.
Paint Decorated Dome Top Trunk, Vinegar, Compass, Original Red on Yellow Paint
New England, circa 1835
Eastern white pine
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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