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Box

Object Number: 
1937.1767
Date: 
1800-1840
Medium: 
Tulip poplar, tin, paint
Dimensions: 
Overall: 6 1/2 x 10 x 10 in. ( 16.5 x 25.4 x 25.4 cm )
Marks: 
Adhesive label (Nadelman collection) inside lid: "119[?] / Amer"
Description: 
Rectangular wooden box with domed, hinged lid, painted with geometric pattern of flowers and vines in red and yellow on green ground; latch and catch made of punched, tinned sheet iron.
Gallery Label: 
This box is one of approximately 50 made by the so-called "compass artist," who worked in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania in the early 19th century.
Credit Line: 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Provenance: 
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group