Folk Art Wood Box Paint-decorated with Two Boys in a Landscape
- Sold for:
- American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2608M
- Date / Time :
- August 12, 2012 10:00AM
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.