Early American Paint Decorated Dome Top Tole Document Box c 1830
Mid 19th century paint decorated tole document box.
The original polychrome folk art decoration on the front of the box in hand painted red & gold on a black background (perhaps apples) is colourful and appealing. There is no obvious evidence of an Asphaltum ground.
Approximate Dimensions: Width 9" Height 5 1/2" Depth 4 1/4"
Condition: As found.. The box is in untouched, original condition with no paint touch-up of any kind evident. The decoration is still in remarkable condition considering the age, the hinges and hasp are intact and working, and it has the original handle on the top, as pictured. Minor wear to the finish as expected from age and use but no rust. No damage or repairs.(see photos)