Paint Decorated Slide-Lid Book Shaped Box
Attributed to George Robert Lawton, Jr. (1839-1883)
New Hope, Portage County, Wisconsin, ca. 1869-1870.
Pine, polychrome paint decoration
In a rare form, perhaps used as a bible box, the slide-lid is decorated with an eagle with out-stretched wings above a song bird inside a heart shaped vine with tulips.
Condition: Fine condition, old varnish removed revealing the vibrant colors, customary wear, very minor paint loss.
Provenance: Pook & Pook, Oct. 2, 2010, lot 545
Collection of Rick and Terry Ciccotelli
Published/Illustrated: David A. Schorsch, Father and Son: The Painted Furniture of George Robert Lawton, Senior and Junior, in Jane Katcher, David A. Schorsch and Ruth Wolfe, Eds., Expressions of Innocence and Eloquence, Selections from the Jane Katcher Collection of Americana, Volume II (New Haven and London, 2011,) fig. 12.7, p. 188.
Dimensions: 15 1/8"h x 11 3/4"w x 3"d
Item ID: FA-WDCRVG 308