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Important Paint Decorated Oval Box Attributed to George Robert Lawton, Sr......SOLD
Probably Rhode Island, ca. 1840-1850. Attributed to George Robert Lawton, Sr. (1813-1885) Scituate, Rhode Island. Pine top and bottom. Ash or chestnut sides. Beautifully and meticulously decorated with birds (roosters), vines, flowers, and polka dots on a mustard-yellow ground. Fingered lid above a steam-bent and scallop-carved fingered body, both lid and body joined with cut nails. About 8 3/4 inches long x 6 3/4 wide x 4 1/2 tall. Superb condition. For background on Lawton, Sr., see "American Radiance, The Ralph Esmerian Gift to the American Folk Art Society", and "Expressions of Innocence and Eloquence, Selections from the Jane Katcher Collection of Americana, Vol II". .
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