Overall: 6 x 8 x 4 1/2 in. ( 15.2 x 20.3 x 11.4 cm )
graphite inscription inside lid: "859 / LE / FR."
Rectangular wooden box or chest with domed, hinged lid, iron latch and escutcheon, wire handle and carved slot on top; painted decoration consisting of birds flanking handle on top, with wreath of roses in middle, in red, blue,and white with some green leaves; front painted with swags of fabric pinned at intervals, in red, white, and blue, above roses and leaves strung below latch; on each side, string of three roses above swag of fabric painted with pattern in red, white, and blue; red, white, blue, and black paint on cream-colored ground, slightly discolored.
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
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