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Folk Art Wood Box Paint-decorated with Two Boys in a Landscape

Auction:
2608M
Lot:
1278
Sold for:
$1,185$1,000

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Auction:
American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2608M
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
August 12, 2012 10:00AM

Description:

Folk Art Wood Box Paint-decorated with Two Boys in a Landscape, probably New England, c. 1840, rectangular box with hinged lid, the top painted with a scene of two boys standing beside the bank of a river, one boy blowing a horn and pulling a toy horse, the other boy is holding a wide-brimmed hat in one hand and is pointing to the sky, with trees, a house, and a well-sweep in the distance, the sides of the box painted black with red, yellow, and gilt striping, the interior lined with hand-painted paper doilies, (age crack to top, scattered paint loss), ht. 4 3/4, wd. 11 5/8, dp. 9 3/8 in.

Provenance: Purchased at Sotheby's, The Howard and Jean Lipman Collection of Important American Folk Art & Painted Furniture, November 14, 1981, Lot 99, with original auction hang tag.

Literature: This box is illustrated in Young America: A Folk Art History, by Jean Lipman, Elizabeth V. Warren, and Robert Bishop, Museum of American Folk Art, New York, 1986, p. 172.
Estimate $800-1,200

Keywords

bank, New England, Jean Lipman, Robert Bishop, Elizabeth V. Warren, Museum of American Folk Art, Folk art, Manhattan

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