“Compass Artist” Decorated Dome-Top Box (SOLD)

This is an extremely rare example in the way the decoration is executed as panels and the large size. A later shellac finish gives the appearance of a green, red and yellow painted finish. In actuality, the box is painted blue and white with red decoration.

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Att. to the ‘Compass Artist’, Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania

1800-40

Pine with the original paint-decorated finish and tinned sheet iron hardware. Lacks hasp.

Ht. 12 ½”, W. 18 ½”, D. 10 ½”

Literature: Cooper, Edmonson, and Minardi, “The Compass Artist of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania,” in American Furniture, ed. by Luke Beckerdite, 2009, p. 62-87.

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