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October 27, 2013 10:00 AMCalender

Fancy Paint-decorated Lady's Sewing Box

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Auction: American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2680BLocation: BostonDate / Time: October 27, 2013 10:00AM


Fancy Paint-decorated Lady's Sewing Box, probably Pennsylvania, c. 1830, with two small cased drawers on a large cased drawer with applied molding, supported on shaped bracket feet, painted yellow with an urn of flowers and two birds decorating the top, stylized blossoms decorating the sides, with red and green striped borders, the two small drawers with mahogany veneer fronts, the large drawer with a bird's-eye maple front centered with a mother-of-pearl disc, the drawers lined with early floral and geometric patterned wallpaper, the bottom of the large drawer inscribed in pencil: "Williom Kinzle Moud this," ht. 9, wd. 13 1/2, dp. 10 3/4 in.

Provenance: James and Ruth O. Keene collection, indicated by the drawer sides bearing "K" inventory numbers (K 1063),and who presumably purchased it from Jesse Pavey, Birmingham, Michigan; James and Nancy Glazer, purchased in 1994.
Estimate $8,000-12,000

Minor paint wear, craquelure on the surfaces. no evidence of retouch.

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Pennsylvania, Ruth O. Keene, James Glazer, James Keene, Jesse Pavey, Nancy Glazer