Rare 19th Century American Folk Art Hand Painted Slide Lid Pencil Box from New England
We are offering
a rare and whimsical Early American, hand painted slide lid pencil box, made in New England.
This is a great piece of American folk art. Painted on the sliding lid are quaint houses and trees.
All sides are painted with a lovely faux-grain wood pattern, imitating mahogany in a rich red
hue, created by pressing their thumbs onto the still drying paint, in fact, you can see a thumb
print in one of the photos.
The entire piece, aside from the lid, is carved out of one solid piece of pine, as can be seen in
the hollowed-out inside compartment where the pencil would be kept. This would be a great
addition to any early American folk art collection.
Please keep in mind the photos have some degree of glare.
Great original condition,
Minor crack at one end of the box,
minor losses to original painted surface.
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