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Superb Wallpaper Presentation Box, ex Elgin Collection......SALE PENDING
Likely Pennsylvania, ca. 1830. Wallpaper on pressboard, with presentation in ink underneath. Bittersweet foliate with white shadowing against a mauve ground. Excellent structural and visual condition with minor edge chipping. Formerly in the Eugene and Dorothy Elgin collection, who were well-known, discerning collectors of Pennsylvania German folk art. Most everything in their collection came from country auctions or private homes in York, Adams and Cumberland counties. Inscription underneath reads: "L(?)acy C Robinson, 1830 presented by Elizabeth Robinson aunt". About 4 1/8 inches diameter x 2 7/8 tall.
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