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Carved and Polychrome Painted Slide-lid Box

Auction:
3121M
Lot:
813
Sold for:
$11,070$9,000

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Auction:
American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 3121M
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
August 13, 2018 4:30PM

Description:

Carved and Polychrome Painted Slide-lid Box, northern New England or possibly southern Quebec, early 19th century, with one canted end, the lid decorated with a stylized bladder campion flower with five angular "teeth" at the top and green and red dots above a red and orange arch of semi-circles, dots, and triangles, all flanked by red and yellow diamonds, against a yellow field, the sides with red and yellow geometric patterns and a central starburst against a dark blue field, the ends with geometric patterning, ht. 5, lg. 11 3/4, wd. 6 1/8 in.

Provenance: Collected near the North Carolina/Georgia border.

Note: At least one similarly carved and painted box is reported with a provenance to Philipsburg, Quebec.
Estimate $10,000-15,000


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.

Keywords

Campion, Optical spectrum, Philipsburg, Rainbow, Yellow

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