03-06-2011 03-06-2011
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2538B Boston
March 6, 2011 11:00 AMCalender
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Schoolgirl Paint-decorated Maple Slide-lid Box

$4,740$4,000
Auction: American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2538B Location: Boston Date / Time: March 06, 2011 11:00AM

Description:

Schoolgirl Paint-decorated Maple Slide-lid Box, "Nancy B. Green/Hartford, VT/June 7th 1827," rectangular box, the lid painted with a scene of a house beside a river, the front painted with a basket of flowers on a book, the back with a bowl of fruit, one side depicting a scene with a farmhouse, girl, chickens, birdhouse, and trees, the other side with a lady strolling by a manor beside a river with figures in a sailboat, each scene bordered with blossoms and leaves, the interior of the cover with a floral bordered oval reserve inscribed "Nancy B. Green/Hartford/VT/June 7th 1827" over a verse "When true hearts are withered, and fond ones are flown/Ah! Who could inhabit this bleak world alone?," the interior with two compartments, (scattered paint losses), ht. 2 7/8, wd. 5, lg. 8 in.
Estimate $3,000-3,500

Keywords

Nancy B. Green