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OUTSTANDING. DIMINUTIVE. Paint Decorated "THE TREE BOX".....SALE PENDING
New England, ca. early 19th century. Pine with DOVETAILED and domed case, the dome joined by unheaded cut nails. Original dry patinated crusty BLUE paint ethereally decorated with wisps of willow trees on all surfaces. Inner dust barrier and till. Structurally superb condition, including undisturbed wire hinges and simple wire latch. Minor early paint wear. Desirable small size at just 9 inches long x 4 1/4 tall x 4 5/8 deep. Purchased in 1994 by Ted and Carole Hayward, and in their collection for years. Ted always believed this box to be decorated by Rufus Porter. For the collector who prizes surface, color, and originality, and small in size with the flexibility of being placed anywhere.
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