This wonderful box has the look of folk art with what we believe to be the original brick red paint/stain and black painted decor along with creamy yellow capital letters/initials and the date, 1856. We also see some light writing that looks like it was written with a lead pencil, however it's hard to make out the name. This only adds to the history of the box. The sides are dove tail corners, hand scraping in several areas is evident and the nails/hardware are primitive and look to be hand forged. There is some paint loss/wear as one would expect on a piece of this age, however overall we believe it to be in very good original condition.
Two boards make up the bottom and it is a very solid wooden box overall. It measures 12 1/2" wide by 7" wide and 7 1/2 tall.
There are 3 small areas of a brighter red paint that you can see on one of the sides and the bottom which we are unsure why or how this paint is on the box. Overall, a lovely primitive piece and hard to find in this condition, especially with the date! Thank you for looking and good luck! The item "Fantastic PRIMITIVE Hand Painted Wooden Box, Dated 1856, Original Condition" is in sale since Thursday, February 04, 2016.This item is in the category "Antiques\Primitives". The seller is "nordic-power" and is located in Gregory, Michigan.
This item can be shipped to United States.