Chip Carved Hanging Box, Deeply Carved Geometrics, Swirling Pinwheels

Attributed to Saint-Henri-de-Levis, Quebec, Canada

Chip Carved Hanging Box, Deeply Carved Geometrics, Swirling Pinwheels, Image 1

An exceptional hanging box featuring deeply carved geometric designs on the front, sides and back...pinwheels, deeply carved rosettes; center wheels carved in-motion.
The back is pierced for hanging; sides are down sloping; the base is relief carved to receive the case ornamented with projecting canted and carved molding.

Date: Circa 1800

Measurement: H: 12"; W: 14"; D: 6.25"

Material: Pine, wood peg joinery

Condition: The surface retaining dark brown pigment displays a wonderful wear
pattern and thinning. A nineteenth century shrinkage crack to back
of case was originally repaired with early reinforced with
glue. Any other imperfections are trivial and commensurate
with age and use.

Reference: Attribution based on an identically carved slide-lid box
illustrated in in Canadian Folk Art to 1950 by John Fleming
and Michael Rowan, page 213.


SKU: 505-185

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