We don't know origin or age of this item but we'd guess that it's from the 1800's. It's a wonderful size and is in great condition for its age. It has two little wood carved post catches that hold the lid in place. You push these catches out and it releases the lid.
They hold the lid in place when the lid is on. The lid has a small thin wire handle to lift the lid off. On the lid, you can see the initials ARS stenciled in the lid on one side and KAS scribed by hand in the lid on the other end. On the underside of the lid, you can see some handwriting in pencil but we can't read what it says. It appears some of it is another language but we are not sure.The color is a dark green painted color with black undertones. The flowers are a Primitive red with white and black accents. It's very nice and well done in that folk art way we love! The box has wide, overlapping two-finger jointed band construction. The ends of the bands appear to have a stitched leather? Binding on them that goes through to the inside of the box. There are a couple of small square nails near the end of the bands. There are other, round and shiny nails around the base of the box that appear to be newer than the other nails but don't detract from the appearance. The box measures 9.75" L x 6" W x 4 H. It has some fading, crackling paint, edgewear, divots in the surface, streaks, paint loss, wood missing here and there, streaks, paint loss, paint chips. The condition of this is exactly what you want to see in old true antiques!! Please look at the photos for a more accurate description and detail and ask lots of questions if needed.
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We work hard to describe them correctly and in detail (note that the pictures are part of the description) with all flaws (if any) exposed. The item "EARLY ANTIQUE BENTWOOD FOLK ART BRIDES BOX ORIGINAL HAND PAINTED GREEN FLORAL" is in sale since Saturday, September 1, 2018.This item is in the category "Antiques\Primitives". The seller is "americas-place" and is located in Riverside, California. This item can be shipped to United States.