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Pennsylvania Document Box in Original Red Paint and Newspaper Lining

Circa 1840: Made of chestnut and poplar, this Pennsylvania document box in the form of a miniature blanket chest sports original red paint decoration, simple scalloped feet, square nail construction, and newspaper lining from the July 23, 1838 edition of the Philadelphia Messenger, a weekly publication begun in 1837. Measuring 8"H x 12 1/2"W x 8 1/2"D, this handsome country primitive chest has a fitted lid cased on all four sides, thus eliminating the need for hinges.

Ohio Document Box in Original Red Paint and Newspaper Lining

Ohio Document Box in Original Red Paint and Newspaper Lining

Ohio Document Box in Original Red Paint and Newspaper Lining

Ohio Document Box in Original Red Paint and Newspaper Lining

Ohio Document Box in Original Red Paint and Newspaper Lining

Ohio Document Box in Original Red Paint and Newspaper Lining

Ohio Document Box in Original Red Paint and Newspaper Lining

Ohio Document Box in Original Red Paint and Newspaper Lining

Ohio Document Box in Original Red Paint and Newspaper Lining

Ohio Document Box in Original Red Paint and Newspaper Lining

Ohio Document Box in Original Red Paint and Newspaper Lining

Ohio Document Box in Original Red Paint and Newspaper Lining

Ohio Document Box in Original Red Paint and Newspaper Lining

PA Document Box in Original Red Paint and Newspaper Lining
For Sale: $650

 

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