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August 11, 2013 10:00 AMCalender

Painted Wooden Wall Box

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Auction: American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2669MLocation: MarlboroughDate / Time: August 11, 2013 10:00AM


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.
Estimate $300-500

The backboard has three vertical splits from nail joinery, paint loss associated with age and use.

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make-do sheet-metal plate reinforcement, Impecunious Collector, John T. Kirk