Miniature Dome Top Document Box Paint Decorated AAFA

Wonderful polychrome decorated miniature dome-top document box, New England, poplar with grain painted and varnished decoration. 10" L x 5" W x 5" D. Constructed entirely by hand of American poplar with lap joint construction and cut nails. The spiral graining technique incorporates a two color motif with spontanious swirls and arches. The hasp and lock plate are hand fabricated from delicate tin and the interior is lined with period news print from the 1800s. The hinges are of brass. This little box displays a rich, deep time worn patina and will display superbly with the finest of American Folk Art.

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