Petite Paint Decorated Box with Vivid Color

Northeast, ca. 1820. Dry original intense red paint with black dot and line decoration on softwood (maybe basswood). Shows on all four sides. Also retains original tin hinges, held on the interior by wrought nails.  Dovetailed.  Small size such that it can be put most anywhere, including on a candlestand or mantel or shelf. Just 8 ¼ inches long x 4 ¾ deep x 3 1/8 tall. Exceptional condition.  

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