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Whimsically Paint-Decorated Sharpening Box.....SALE PENDING
Northeast America, New England or Pennsylvania, ca. 1830.. Pine. Crisply made with a fine dovetailed case. Vivid, dry, paint decoration of blue-green serpentine swaths on a barn-red ground with whimsical trailing salmon-colored dots. The sliding lid with thumbnail molded sides above sliding dados. The top of the lid has always been fitted with a leather strip, presumably used to sharpen blades or knives. Its all about the paint decoration: Unusually delightful folk art paint. About 11 1/2 inches long x 3 wide x 2 7/8 tall.
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