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 nails...now 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.