Shaker Blue-painted Oval Covered Box, probably New England, mid to late 19th century, pine top and bottom with bent maple sides fastened with four fingers facing right and copper tacks, original paint, (loss to cover edge), ht. 8 1/2, 5 x 12 in.
Chips, losses, and flaking to blue painted surface throughout. Loss to pine band around rim of lid of box. Minor chips and losses to pine body of box. Minor chipping to paint and paint discoloration to body of box. Interior of box with minor worm and water damage. Bottom of box with heavy scratching and wear consistent with age and use. Overall sound condition.
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