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Two Painted Lapped-seam Covered Storage Boxes

Auction:
2710B
Lot:
304
Sold for:
$615$500

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Auction:
American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2710B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
March 02, 2014 10:00AM

Description:

Two Painted Lapped-seam Covered Storage Boxes, America, 19th century, one possibly Shaker with original blue paint on oval box with four slender chamfered fingers secured with copper tacks joining the bent ash sides, with pine top and bottom, the incised initials "JY" centered on the lid, (imperfections), ht. 3, wd. 5 1/2, lg. 8; and a small round box with opposing lapped fingers secured with iron tacks joining the bent maple sides, pine top and bottom, original red paint, ht. 2 1/8, dia. 4 1/4 in.
Estimate $600-800

Blue oval box- paint wear associated with age and use, 1/4 in sliver/chip on box top edge, 1 in. horiz. splint near top edge of box, a few pegs around the bottom are missing so the bottom tilts a little, small cracks and a few slivers of loss around these pegs holding the bottom.
Red round box- good, nice old surface


The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

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blue paint, sliver/chip

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