18 - 19 January 2002
A PAINT-DECORATED FIGURED MAPLE SLIDE-LID BOX
Medford, Massachusetts, dated November 14, 1812
Rectangular, with applied molded edges, the slide-lid opening to reveal a blue-papered compartment, the sides paint-decorated with scrolling ribbon and roses, the top paint-decorated with a spreadwing white eagle with flowering branch in its talons and grasping a ribboned scroll with its beak, the scroll inscribed, And I said if there's peace to be found in the world, A heart that is humble, might hope for it here. Medford Nov 14th. 1812.
1¾in. high, 5in. wide, 8in. deep
Mr. and Mrs. Mitchel Taradash, Ardsley-on-Hudson, New York.
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