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19th Century Artist Signed Hand Painted Playing Cards Box

Incredible Seven Color Jack of Clubs

Circa 1880s: Parlor games were at the height of popularity in the late nineteenth century, and this terrific 5.25" wide x 8.75 long x 1.5" deep folk art painted and marbleized paper covered wooden box was meant to hold a deck of oversized playing cards. The highlight of this 19th century pine box is, of course, the hand painted foppish blonde-haired and blue-eyed jack of clubs box top in its highly whimsical and extremely complex seven-color paint scheme. The anonymous artist has initialed the box on the bottom right in the green strip, indicating great pride in their work. The oxidized original paint decorated surface is untouched with the box top showing very slight expected age warpage, and the exposed wood has an excellent patina. We have had this box in our personal collection for nearly a decade, and we purchased it from the highly respected Americana dealer David Good. Here is your chance to own one of our favorite pieces of folk art.

Jack of Hearts Folk Art Paint Decorated Playing Cards Box For Sale From Z and K Antiques

Jack of Hearts Folk Art Paint Decorated Playing Cards Box For Sale From Z and K Antiques

Jack of Hearts Folk Art Paint Decorated Playing Cards Box For Sale From Z and K Antiques

Jack of Hearts Folk Art Paint Decorated Playing Cards Box For Sale From Z and K Antiques

Jack of Hearts Folk Art Paint Decorated Playing Cards Box For Sale From Z and K Antiques

Jack of Hearts Folk Art Paint Decorated Playing Cards Box For Sale From Z and K Antiques

Jack of Hearts Folk Art Paint Decorated Playing Cards Box For Sale From Z and K Antiques

Jack of Hearts Folk Art Paint Decorated Playing Cards Box For Sale From Z and K Antiques

Jack of Hearts Folk Art Paint Decorated Playing Cards Box For Sale From Z and K Antiques

Jack of Hearts Folk Art Paint Decorated Playing Cards Box For Sale From Z and K Antiques

Jack of Hearts Folk Art Paint Decorated Playing Cards Box For Sale From Z and K Antiques

Jack of Hearts Folk Art Paint Decorated Playing Cards Box For Sale From Z and K Antiques

19th Century Artist Signed Hand Painted Playing Cards Box
For Sale: $1250

 

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