Lot 74: New England Folk Art Inlayed Wooden Decorated Chest or Box 1800s

North Bayshore Antiques

October 25, 2016
Milton, DE, US

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Description: This is an antique folk art inlayed work decorated walnut and satinwood chest or box from New England circa 1800s for your consideration. Inlay is a process of cutting small pieces of various woods and arranging them to form a pattern generally geometric. Inlay boxes or chests can be divided into two distinct categories: sophisticated work done by a skilled artisan and naive folk art attempts by someone just wanting to make something beautiful. Intricate shapes are much more difficult to work with then rectangular shapes. The inlayed diamond, star, heart and spool shapes demonstrate the skill of the folk ark artisan that made the chest. The inlayed wooden chest is made of pieces of alternating walnut and satinwood pieces. This inlay wooden chest was handmade by a skilled artisan. The top is dome shaped, pegged, and attached to the body of the chest by original brass hinges. The chest still has its original brass handle with lion head base. There are two hooks and eyelets on the sides to close the top. The body of the chest is also made of alternating walnut and satinwood pieces with the corners finished with strips of mitered walnut wood. The corner walnut wood strips are attached to the sides by tiny braids. The front has a beautiful heart shaped escutcheon. The inlay wooden chest has its original lock but the key has gone missing. The bottom is a single piece of walnut wood attached by age appropriate nails and screws. There is a slight loss on one of the back corner walnut strips. This does not affect the strength or integrity of this antique folk art chest and only adds to the authenticity of it being over a hundred and fifty year.
Dimensions: 14 inches wide, 9 inches high, and 8 inches deep.
Date: 1800s
Condition Report: Excellent condition with age appropriate wear and patina
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