Probably Pennsylvania, ca. 1840. Wallpaper on bentwood pine or poplar. One of the most colorful wallpaper boxes I have seen, with brilliant orange against a rich blue ground. The maker also placed the elements with a strong eye toward design, very effectively centering a front panel with a geometric flower. The interior is fully lined with period newsprint, always interesting to read, with one passage referring to “abolitionists”. Structurally excellent condition with period wear to the paper as pictured. This box demands attention, standing out even within a crowded space. About 6 ¾ inches long x 5 ¼ wide x 4 1/8 tall. .
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