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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!