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​Primitive Paint Decorated Box

This wonderful early flat-top box is made of poplar with square nailed construction.  It is paint-decorated with wavy black on a brick colored ground.  It has a lock, but no hasp.  I also has the original hinges.  But what really makes this box is the folk art lion on the lid.  This was most likely added in the 1940s-50s.  This naive lion has a very "Peacable Kingdom" look to him. I purchased this just for the lion painting.  There are imperfections to the box which can be seen in the photos.  But all-in-all it is a very decorative and useful box.  It measures 28" wide by 14-/2" deep by 9-3/4" in height.  I great piece of folk art!