Little Sliding-Lid Game Box Brilliant
Robin’s Egg Blue Paint

New England, ca. 1840.   

Original dry saturated Robin’s egg blue paint on pine, joinery by cut nails. The interior fitted with 16 carved gaming pieces so well fitted that clearly the box and the game pieces were made for each other. The carved, chamfered-edge lid fits into a sliding dado in the box sidewalls.

About 4 inches square a 1 inch tall. The under side signed in graphite, yet I am unable to interpret it.