Vintage Hand-Painted Wood Box by Salvador Carona. Extremely Rare with Artist's Signature Inside of Box. This art piece is in excellent condition considering it's age.Box has minor wear and minor wood cracks/hairline cracks on box yet it would be consistent with it's age. Box is put together by Staple like prong hinges, which needs to be handled delicately while opening to avoid prongs to move or come out/ loose, especially with age of wood. Piece has been stored in glass case to preserve/protect it! Length 6" Width 4.5" Height 1 3/4" Depth inside box 1".
What you see is what you get! Coronas painting career spanned many decades and diverse formats including murals, furniture and decorative household items. In 1939, the Mexican government invited him to take a set of painted furniture to the Worlds Fair in New York City.
There, it was presented to President Franklin D. Coronas work attracted many famous patrons, including the Duchess of Windsor and writer Clare Booth Luce. Coronas work featured many Spanish Colonial vignettes, and he became an authority on Spanish and French costumes of the 1800s, which are frequently depicted in his paintings. His favorite subjects often included Mexican Colonial criollos and Purepecha (Tarascan) Indians.
Birds and other animals feature prominently in his work. The item "VTG Salvador Corona Hand-Painted MidCentury Mexican Folk Art Box -Signed -Rare" is in sale since Sunday, May 13, 2018. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Latin American\Mexico\Folk Art". The seller is "ruchira270" and is located in Arlington Heights, Illinois. This item can be shipped worldwide.