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Rare 19th C. American Folk Art Hand Painted Slide Lid Pencil Box New England

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Rare 19th Century American Folk Art Hand Painted Slide Lid Pencil Box from New England
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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.
Approx. Dimensions:
Length: 9"
Height: 5/8"
Depth: 1"

Great original condition,
Minor crack at one end of the box,
minor losses to original painted surface. 
All CA Residents must pay CA Sales Tax
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