Carved Early
Country Pipebox

New England, ca. late 18th/early 19th century..Appears to be pine or poplar. In a very high state of originality including an ancient very dry and worn black paint over traces of red. The backboard has a nicely formed lollipop hanger above spurred-shoulders. The tops of the front and side-walls are carved, emulating a more formal example, and thumbnail molding at the base. The drawer is dovetailed and retains its original little wooden pull. Elegant tall proportion of 16 inches in height x just 4 3/8 wide (and 4 ¼ deep). The proportion and unexpected carving belies its country origin. May be hung or rests on a surface. Provenance includes: Stephen-Douglas, private collections.  ASK FOR HIGH RES PHOTOS.  TALL NARROW PIECES LIKE THIS PIPE BOX GET LOST IN THE IMAGE WINDOWS.

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