Small Bible or Valuables Box in Original Red Paint 

New England, ca. late 18th. Pine, and basswood with original dark very dry crusty red paint. Also retains original iron hinges, lock, key, and side batons. (lock and key still function). The brass escutcheon shows no signs of being replaced. Nicely molded front of lid. Joinery by early cut nails.

The box in excellent condition with just minor period wear. Interior crisp and clean and has a pencil inscription under the lid as shown. Just 19 ½ inches wide x 8 tall x 10 deep, a desirable smaller example of this form.  

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