03-04-2017 03-04-2017
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2985B Boston
March 4, 2017 10:00AMCalender

Grain-painted Document Storage Box

Auction: American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2985B Location: Boston Date / Time: March 04, 2017 10:00AM


Grain-painted Document Storage Box, possibly New Jersey, c. 1865, the lid and all four sides with grain painting, the front with black-painted inscription "T.P. HOWELL & CO./From August 1st 1865/to January 1st 1867.," ht. 12 1/2, wd. 22 3/4, dp. 12 1/2 in.

Note: T.P. Howell & Co. was a leather goods manufactory in Newark, New Jersey, that made saddles and knapsacks for the Union Army during the Civil War.
Estimate $400-600

Shrinkage crack in the lid, wear and associated paint loss.

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P. Howell & Co., Howell, Leather, Newark