Love Tokens, Gift Boxes,
Book Form, Marbleized Paper,
American or English,
Love tokens or gift boxes in the form of little books with marbled-paper decoration. Books are glass walled to show contents. A charming grouping with labels of REMEMBER ME, JEWELS OF WORTH, FORGET ME NOT, NEW YEAR'S GIFT, and another of REMEMBER ME.
Three remain in very good original condition; two have imperfections, covers divorced from spines.
Each is approximately 4.25” tall x 3” wide x 1.25” thick.
Tramp Art, Lidded Box, 1902, Cigar Box Mahogany, Stepped Pyramid Designs
Three-layer graduated chip carved geometric segments; horizontal center section of all
panels upholstered in green brushed cotton velvet against which are the laminated and
stained segments. The center panel of lid displays “Ch.S over 1902 against green
velvet…flanked by pilsner type beer glasses.
(Height: 4.25"; width: 9.25"; depth: 5.25", one 3” by 3/8” piece is missing from base of
back; loss doesn’t distract; we are able to have it replaced.)
Trinket Box, Paper-Covered Paperboard Box, Applied Compass Stars & Prints
The box is lined with newsprint (The Cristian Messenger) published in Vermont.
(Very good condition, any extremely minor imperfections commensurate with age and use;
5" x 13.75" x 9.5")
Wallpaper Covered Miniature Dome Top Trunk, Rare Colors & Overlaid Papers
American, 19th Century
A rare sweet and tiny example retaining original leather hinges affixed with clinched nails; retains wire hasp. The entire box is covered in salmon paper then overlaid with panels of blue paper featuring brick red and creamy oyster white leafy decoration.
(Excellent original condition with as-expected wear to edges; 1.5" x 3" x 1.75")
Wallpaper Box, Tall Oval Bandbox Covered in Faded Salmon and Yellow Paper
American, 19th Century
(Minor water staining, overall soiling; 6.25 x 8.5 x 5.25")
Wallpaper Covered Box, Embossed, Lid Displays a Rhinoceros Label
MOST APPROVED FINISH – EXTRA STOUT (label)
Unknown, 19th Century
(1.75 x 4.5 x 3")
Slide-Lid Miniature Box with Truncated Square [canted corners] Pyramid Handle, Box Carved from Solid Pine
Anonymous, 19th Century,
White Pine, Brown Stain with Hint of Red
The box and handle are worked from a solid piece of wood; slide lid featured gouge-carved thumbpiece. (Mentioned for accuracy, tight short hairline fissure horizontal to canted lid track;
(overall length: 4.75"; width: 2"; height: 2")
Rectangular Wallpaper Box, Bright Blue, Brown & White
American, 19th Century
Top features a panel of light brown leafy-devices against celadon ground; under the lid rim is found printed paper featuring diagonal stipes in blue resembling bed ticking material. Very good condition with extremely minor lifting and paper loss to very small section of base edge; features rectangular gold gilt on pink paper label that is intact with curling corners. (7.5 x 4.5 x 4")
Paint Decorated Trinket Box, Letter, Ribbon, Faux Grained, Stenciled Grapes
Lined with blue paper; New England, 1830’s (History inscribed within)
(8.25 by 5.25 by 2.5”)
Trunk, Leather Bound, Brass Studded, Repousse Bosses, Doubled Headed Eagle
Possibly Spain, 18th Century
Double headed eagle beneath crown, heart & star decoration, initials JP; beautiful condition and patina, original wrought iron hardware, fabric lined interior
The back displays wallpaper with scattered losses; may have once been covered with leather although other leather is overall fine, all else good condition.
(H: 17.25", W: 42", D: 19")
Boxes, Glass, Flask, Candlestick
On box, left to right:
Cutlery Box, Original Red Stain
19th Century - SOLD
This example fitted with two compartments divided by beautifully shaped tall pierced handle, features canted and shaped sides resting on a protruding bottom. (H: 7"; W: 13.75"; D: 9.75")
Sparking Lamp, Blown Clear Glass
Early 19th Century - SOLD
Fine condition. (H: 2.25")
Floor, left to right:
Decanter, Masonic Decoration
Blown Clear Glass, Cut and Engraved
Trunk, Field Chest, Civil War Era, Original Paint
A.L. Kneeland, Athol (Massachusetts)
Civil War - SOLD
Beehive Candlestick, Faceted Band, Brass
A massive example in good color with a few minor dings, all else fine. (H: 19"; base diameter: 6.5")
Butter Churn, Cylinder Barrel Type, Original Red Paint
19th Century - SOLD
Cooper made barrel type with trap door, original lid and iron bands in great surface. (H to handle: 25"; diameter (approx): 13")
Removed at Owner's Request
Document Box and Stoneware Salt Box
Document Box, Lift Top with Drawer, Original Red
White pine - SOLD
This small box in good surface and good condition is missing a small sliver of wood at the rear corner of lid that measures 1.75 by .25-inch. (Height: 7 inches; width: 10.25 inches; depth: 7.75 inches)
Salt Box, Stoneware, Blue and White, Relief Design
Late 19th Century
This example in excellent condition except for thumbnail size flake on edge of lid. (Height: 5.75 inches; diameter: 6 inches)
Previous Offerings or Gone to New Homes
19th Century Wallpaper Covered Box, Blue and Mauve Floral, Small Size
Likely Pennsylvania - SOLD
(Overall oxidation, scatted soiling to lid; 4.5 by 2 by 2.5")
809-61 - SOLD
Wallpaper Box, Oval Bandbox Covered in Wallpaper, Geometric & Circle Design
American, 19th C - SOLD
(Typical soiling, minor wear/loss limited to lid edge, else very good; 3 x 6.25 x 4")
Wallpaper Band Box, "Deaf and Dumb Asylum" Paper, New York, NY after 1831 SOLD
Blue ground, paper over paste board.
Dimensions: height 12.75 inches X width 17.75 inches X depth 14.25 inches.
Hatbox, Blue Bandbox, Erie Canal, also called Grand Canal, Extremely Rare
See Hat Boxes and Bandboxes at the Shelburne Museum by Lillian Baker Carlisle (1960), pages 132, 133 and 134. - SOLD
Top water stained, top very fragile and not attached to banding in several places.
(Generally very good, condition consistent with age and use; lid with soiling and fading; couple seam separations where lid joined to lid side; conservation tape applied to these mentioned sections; H: 12.5", W: 21", D: 17")
475-83 - SOLD
Octagonal Enamel Box
Depicting an 18th Century couple - SOLD
The box is signed on the bottom.
Dimensions: 1-inch high, 2.5-inches wide, 2.375-inches deep.
230-49 - SOLD
Paint Decorated Open Top Box, Perfect Size for Box of Tissues, Original Vinegar Grained
Vermont, 19th Century
Poplar, bottom signed L.L. Reem - SOLD
(Excellent original condition; H: 3.75", W: 11", D: 5.5")
201-424 - SOLD
Country Open Top Sewing Box, Original Green, Yellow and Black Paint
New England, 19th Century, Rabbet and Dado Joinery - SOLD
(H: 2.25", W: 7.5", D: 4.5")
201-425 - SOLD
Document Box, Mini Chest, Original Red Paint
American, Circa 1780 to 1820ish
Very nice surface, wooden pegged and nailed
Rectangular cleated lid on molded case; rabbeted stiles continue to floor as feet - SOLD
(Very good, minor and tiny losses or wear commensurate with age and/or use; H: 9", W: 15.25", D: 7.5")
424-252 - SOLD
Box, Cuff Box, Geometric Chip Carving, Red Stain, Scratch Carved "CUFFS"
Anonymous, Circa 1900 - SOLD
Poplar (H: 7.75"; W: 7.5"; D: 7")
659-82 - SOLD
Candle Box, Raised Panel Lid, Carved Pull, Original Red Paint
Pine - SOLD
Rectangular chamfered sliding lid, great dry surface, fine condition
(H: 6"; W: 7"; L: 15.5")
912-191 - SOLD
Case of Drawers, Old Surface
Early 19th Century
White pine and mahogany veneer drawer fronts - SOLD
The rectangular case of dovetail construction fitted with ten competently constructed dovetailed drawers, retaining original brass hardware. The surface appears to be original. (Height: 7 inches; width: 25 inches; depth: 11.75 inches)
424-71 - SOLD
By Joseph S. Tillinghast
New Bedford, Massachusetts
With Nantucket History - SOLD
Depicted on this extremely rare and important bandbox...the engine received in 1830 by Eagle Engine Company 13 of New York City; this company was in existence at the time of the reorganization of the NY Fire department in 1783. "In 1830", writes Mr. Zophar Mills in Our Firefighters-"they had their new engine-the first one in the city that was silver plated, and probably the only one in this country whose brass work was silver plated. The engine was painted black, gold striped, highly polished, and the back had Jupiter hurling thunderbolts painted on it in the best style of art. She was the most elegant engine seen in those days, and all expense of decoration was paid for by the company and their friends." (Zophar Mills was unanimously elected a member of this company in 1832.)
The integrity of this box remains intact with only the typical vestiges of time evident; imperfections and soiling of lid with all else being generally good. Pasted inside the cover is the manufacturer's label, on which is recorded the owner's name-Elizabeth F. Gardner-Nantucket-North Shore; owners name again inscribed in ink on exterior of lid and base. (Height: 14 3/8-inches; width: 20.5-inches; depth: 16.25-inches.)
339-16 - SOLD
Tiger Maple Box - SOLD
Measures 10 inches in width, 5-inches in height and 7.25-inches in depth.
360-3 - SOLD
Masonic Motif Collar Box - SOLD
Wooden box with gutta percha panel decorated with Masonic symbols. Stamped "Ward's" on front of box. Sides of box show wear, front clasp broken, applied lid soiled but in very good condition.
Dimensions: 5-inches by 5-inches by 3-inches.
980-40 - SOLD
Tri-Corner Hat Box
18th Century - SOLD
The molded lid sits within similar molding applied to conforming case. The box is made of white pine and was originally papered; only traces remain. The box is painted in a red resin stain.
Dimensions: 5.25-inches high, 20-inches wide, 17.25-inches deep.
424-21 - SOLD
Two Drawer Ballot Box - SOLD
Dimensions: 10-inches high, 8-inches wide, 8.25-inches deep.
348-195 - SOLD
Early Covered Wooden Box in Attic Surface - SOLD
Dimensions: 6.75-inches high, 15.75-inches wide, 10.75-inches deep.
348-214 - SOLD
Trunk, Leather, Tooled
European, probably Spain
17th or Early 18th Century - SOLD
As depicted, an early domed trunk covered in "all over" tooled leather featuring scrolled and floral motifs; the front includes a pair of magnificent angelic creatures. The lid remains on original snipe hinges; wrought iron handles, fittings, and massive decorated lock intact. In generally good condition with minor losses to scalloped leather border. (Height: 14 inches; width: 39.75 inches; depth: 19 inches)
161-41 - SOLD
Trunk, Red Stain
Mid 19th Century
Poplar - SOLD
Rectangular trunk of dovetail construction; the leather handle is riveted to case and features 1847 copper coins as washers. (Height: 9 inches; width: 18.25 inches; depth: 10.5 inches)
566-44 - SOLD
Carved Book Box
Battle Of Lake Erie Centennial
On Spine....History Of OH Perry
On Cover...Niagara-We Have Met The Enemy And They Are Ours
Circa 1913 - SOLD
As depicted, the legend within raised border centering the Niagara above scrolls, leafy decorative devices and name plaque. At top right are spandrels with scratch carved dates. The spine with shield carved "History" above portrait, and crossed flags. Box contains a conforming sliding drawer. (Length: 10 inches; width: 6.25 inches; depth: 1.5 inches.)
232-136 - SOLD