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Painted Tin Box and Contents

Auction:
2824T
Lot:
1296
Sold for:
$492$400

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Auction:
American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2824T
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
June 08, 2015 12:00PM

Description:

Painted Tin Box and Contents, America, 19th/20th century, the box painted yellow with red edging and pinstriping inscribed "MRS. J.M. HOLMES." on lid; the contents including five pens, a "WEATHER BIRD SHOES" pencil box, one eraser, three desk seals, a glass paper weight with photograph of an elementary class, a carved marble heart inscribed "EH/1877," two C.T. Milligan magic lantern slides, three snuff boxes, a miniature painting with a stylized image of Thomas Gainsborough's "Blue Boy," s small brown-glazed ceramic boot, a small brown-glazed wall pocket, a silver plated napkin ring, a flag stencil block, a carved eagle mold, a miniature tin horse and sleigh, and a paint-decorated boxwood comb, box ht. 4 3/4, wd. 9 1/4, dp. 7 1/4 in.
Estimate $400-600


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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Thomas Gainsborough, paint-decorated boxwood comb

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