Small Paint-Decorated Oval Box
Probably Massachusetts, circa 1830
Sycamore and white pine, iron tacks and wooden pins, original painted decoration,1 ¾ x 5 x 4 inches, in a fine state of preservation, with minor in-paint to small areas of loss.
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With exceptionally fine floral, vine and striped decoration in shades of red and blue on a mustard yellow ground, this fine New England pantry box is elevated to the highest level of American folk decoration. It clearly evidences the hand of an accomplished ornamental painter. It is one of the very best examples of its type known to us.