Painted Wooden Wall Box, America, early 19th century, with pierced shaped back with make-do sheet-metal plate reinforcement at the top, old white paint over earlier red and cream, with red guilloche design on the front, ht. 11 3/4, wd. 11, dp. 4 3/4 in.
Literature: The Impecunious Collector's Guide to American Antiques, by John T. Kirk, Knopf, 1975, fig. 94.
The backboard has three vertical splits from nail joinery, paint loss associated with age and use.
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