Carved Spill Box.
Painted Treen.

Northeastern America, ca. 18th.
.....sale pending 
 

The front and side walls carved from the solid, of trapezoid cross-section, with the backboard joined via forged nails. Extensively chip-carved, also with a pinwheel and pierced heart and diamonds, the front with finals. Retains an early working-period highly-patinated white or over a paint history of red, blue, and charcoal/lamp black. Ancient minor loss where upper back edge meets side wall, and perhaps charring upper left. Quite a survivor. Probably held spills in period (for transferring flame) or tapers (small candlesticks). About 10 ¼ inches tall x 1 7/8 wide x 1 ½ deep. May be hung or stands upright on a horizontal surface.

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