Paint Decorated Swing Handle Box .....SOLD
Probably Northeast, possibly Hingham, ca. 1840. Original yellow paint with black foliate and stripe decoration on what appears to be maple sidewall with pine top and bottom. The top further decorated with the signature "J.H. Wigg". The form is very unusual, I don't recall having had or seen another like it. The handle joined to the box via wooden pegs, the pegs secured inside with cut nails. Very finely made, excellent structural condition. Diameter about 7 1/4 inches, height 4 3/4 not including handle. Provenance: Private NH collection from Olde Hope; pictured on page 37, The Olde Hope Collection, A Catalogue of American Antiques, Summer, 2008.