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Early Valuables and/or Bible Box in BLUE PAINT with Inner-Till.....SOLD
Northeast America, possibly Mid-Atlantic, ca. 18th century. The blue painted surface early 19th century. Pine, with wooden peg construction, and large corner dovetails. Strap-iron hinges, the upper portions on the inside of the lid, nails “deadened” on the outside, while the lower portion of the strap-hinges are recessed into the backboard and deadened on the inside. Rosehead nails help secure the bottom with wooden pegs. An inner till saw frequent use owing to the patina and burnishing. The lid molding joined by a combination of pegs and nails, and pegged through-tenons. Straight, robust, and true in excellent structural condition with minor damage to one hinge, the paint with expected period wear. Maximum dimensions about 20 inches wide x 12 deep x 8 1/4 tall.
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