BEAUTIFUL PAINT DECORATED ANTIQUE STORAGE OR TRAVEL BOX. About 25 1/4" x 12 1/2" x 10 1/2. Dome top trunk in original dark green sponge paint. Original wrought iron bail handles. Original iron hinges and original lockplate and hasp with a brass lock cover.
Hobnail decoration on the lid with initials M B. As per remnants of the original newspaper lining the interior, it dates from 1828 from the Belchertown, Massachusetts, area. Some surface wear commensurate with age and usage. A few "touch-ups" by someone who used the wrong shade of green (visible in the images). A FINE EARLY 19TH CENTURY DATED CHEST.
The item "Antique Sponge Painted Wooden Box Trunk Primitive Folk Art 1828 iron hardware" is in sale since Sunday, March 17, 2019. This item is in the category "Antiques\Decorative Arts\Woodenware\Boxes".
The seller is "allenpeach" and is located in Tenants Harbor, Maine. This item can be shipped worldwide.