17th Century Painted Folk Art Scandinavian Box For Sale
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17th Century Painted Folk Art Scandinavian Box


Very early paint and gesso decorated box, the wire hinged and handled top with flower head design, the petals executed in raised gesso and decorated in burnished (and now tarnished!) silver leaf on a red ground, the sides, back and front similarly decorated, the front with additional arches over the flower heads, the decoration largely original with minor touch ups.


  • Production Time
    Available Now
  • Place of Origin
  • Date of Manufacture
    Circa 1650
  • Period
  • Condition
  • Condition Details
    remarkably good original condition, only minor touch ups to decoration, all original hardware.
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions
    H 5.8 in. x W 9.5 in. x D 6 in.H 14.74 cm x W 24.13 cm x D 15.24 cm
  • Seller Location
    New York, NY
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Located in New York, NY
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