Vinegar Paint Decorated Document Box

  • Vinegar Paint Decorated Document Box
  • Vinegar Paint Decorated Document Box
  • Vinegar Paint Decorated Document Box
  • Vinegar Paint Decorated Document Box
  • Vinegar Paint Decorated Document Box
  • Vinegar Paint Decorated Document Box

Vinegar Paint Decorated Document Box

$890.00 USD

This large document box is vinegar paint decorated in brown and cream and boasts a blue and gold wallpaper lined interior.  It measures 23 3/4" wide by 10" deep and 5 3/4" tall.

The patterns are traditional orbs, demilunes and spandrels created with the edge of the hand.  Judging from the size this was done by a young boy or woman.

We are calling it a document box because of the mortise lock which suggests it was intended to hold more valuable items than the missus' shawls and bonnets.  (The key has gone missing.)

The bottom is attached with early wrought square nails which suggests a date of the late 1700s or early 1800s.

Condition is very good with some paint loss on the edges.  The surface appears to be original with no over-painting.  The left hinge was stripped out and moved.  This appears to be an early repair.  The internal wallpaper has dried and is showing some losses.

It is hard to find pieces this early in such great condition. 

An estimated $40 is included to cover packing, shipping and insurance.

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