“School Girl” Decorated Box

New England

c. 1825

pine retaining the original decoration; the top with a lyre, flute and songbook amidst flowers and vines, the three sides with floral swags

Ht. 3 3/4", W. 12", D. 9 3/4"

drawn and painted by schoolgirls, the designs were copied from instruction books and illustrations. The ball feet were added later. It most likely had decorative brass feet.