Painted Wooden Box, America or Continental, 1841, rectangular dovetail constructed box with sliding lid painted with a vase of flowers in blue and white on a red ground, the sides with combed red paint, with light blue borders, initialed and dated on the side "M.H.D. 1841," (minor wear),ht. 7 1/2, wd. 11 1/8, lg. 17 5/8 in.