Great example and opportunity to own a small dome top box dating from the early 18th century sporting a pretty hand blocked wallpaper feature. The tin hasp and unusual hinges were handmade and pegged construction is in keeping to the early date.
There is some paper loss but is still intact enough to excite us with the folk art design elements. Black vines seem to be floating on a deep avocado ground while a series of pale blue vertical scrolls also appear in this pattern that is repeated on all four side panels. A different designed paper was chosen for the top and exhibits an enclosed triangle seemingly protecting the suggested foliate pattern held within bordered by red pin striping.
A tiny hole appears on the front middle area near the bottom as referenced in image 5. A couple tight age cracks are barely visible on the underside (bottom). There is a vertical black streak on the back (right hand side) underneath the hinge as referenced in image 10 while image 8 shows slight separation from the edge of the lid that meets the wood counterpart below. However this is not a crack.
Overall condition is very good considering a piece of this age and what a fantastic antique to own! This beautiful box confided it would be very happy set amongst your leather books with perhaps a piece of early lighting nearby. A very special box seeking a special home!
Stands 4 ½” tall (dome area), measures almost 9” across and measures 5 ¼” deep.
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