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Miniature Chest “Trinket Box” (SOLD)

Miniature Chest “Trinket Box” (SOLD)

We have been researching a number of related boxes attributed to the workshop of Edward Hicks of Newtown, Pennsylvania known for his paintings “The Peaceable Kingdom”. A similar box made for Edward Hick’s wife can be seen at the Newtown Historical Association, Newtown, Bucks County, Pennsylvania.


Dimensions: Ht. 6 ¼", W. 8 ½", D. 4 ½"
Date / Circa: c. 1830-40
Maker / Origin: Att. to the workshop of Edward Hicks, Newtown, Bucks County, PA
Medium: Carved wood with the original red-painted, stenciled and free-hand painted and gilded decoration.
Miscellaneous: This box is one of a group of four with local Bucks County history which includes the box for Sarah Hicks, wife of Edward Hicks. The Hicks box has been attributed to both Edward Hicks (Weekly, The Kingdoms of Edward Hicks, p. 73) and Morris Croasdale, an apprentice working in the Hicks shop (Ford, Edward Hicks, Painter of the Peaceable Kingdom, p. 82). The four boxes are closely related stylistically but exhibit differences in painted decoration suggesting the work of more than one artist and yet a relationship within the group. This particular box contains photos and a brass stencil from the Yerkes family of Doylestown, Pennsylvania. Initialed for the owner "SVC".

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