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Nellie's Wooden Paint Decorated Valuables Box

Circa 1880s: Polychromatic paint decorated poplar valuables box with outstanding portrait of two courting parrots on the lid, the word "Nellie" on the front, and a multitude of decorative pinstripes and other painted embellishments, probably commissioned from a professional carriage painter as a love token for Nellie, incredible finely crazed original surface, square nail construction, lacking lock, 6.75"H x 12"L x 8.75"D.

antique american folk art paint decorated document box with parrots

antique american folk art paint decorated document box with parrots

antique american folk art paint decorated document box with parrots

antique american folk art paint decorated document box with parrots

antique american folk art paint decorated document box with parrots

antique american folk art paint decorated document box with parrots

antique american folk art paint decorated document box with parrots

antique american folk art paint decorated document box with parrots

Nellie's Painted Valuables Box with Lovebirds Portrait

For Sale: $750

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