Very Early Painted Box
New England, ca. 1720-1760
Bone-dry original dark red paint, with deep patina, on pine. Large wonderful rosehead nails. Retains original snipe hinges.
A form often noted as a bible box, yet much smaller, just 9 ½ inches long x 3 ¾ tall x 4 5/8 deep. Untouched original condition, missing only the little latch wire.
Scare small size, a little time capsule. From a private New York State collection.