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
Condition: Very good original condition, any aging consistent with use and minor.
Additional Information: The slightly projecting rectangular top over a conforming case
of simple lap construction. The top, painted green, features a light green center framed
by a dark green boarder having diamond shape ornamentation. The front panel displays
a three-masted sailing vessel and a two-story center-chimney house centering a hillock,
the landscape wraps around the sides. Each corner creatively addressed with full height
trees wrapping the corner. The decoration is painted against a true mustard yellow
background. Dry patina.
Condition: Very good original condition, paint wear and losses to moldings consistent
with age and use.
Additional Information: The rectangular top with robust applied molding over a
dovetail joined chest resting on molded base. The carved beckets feature relief hearts
centering a stylized diamond…white against green paint. Each becket retaining monkey
fist ropework knots, beckets missing rope handles. Nice paint displaying dry patina.
Condition: Excellent excepting front lid molding which is restored
Additional Information: The lid with applied moldings retains original butt hinges and
is lettered “M.L. Whips.” in a pumpkin color with white silhouetting; overall fancy
pinstriping in same palate. Fielded recessed panels within mortice and tenon joined rails
and stiles continuing to nicely turned feet. The trunk displays successful proportions and
The lid initialed “ID” above a church/meetinghouse; ornamented with robust tulips, trees and other flourishes; typical red, white and green decoration. Retains original tin hasp and hinges. (Three inches loss to projecting base lip at proper bottom left front; thinning paint, else fine and original; 9.75 by 8.75 by 2.75” .)
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