Authentic early 19thc Chinese leather box made to look like cinnabar. Untouched condition. Measures 7.5 d x 13 w x 4 inches high. Wonderful old patina, and sewn sides.
Vintage Chinese rosewood jewelry box with solid brass mountings. Fully compartmented and lined in velvet with single drawer below. Measures 14 W x 10 D x 6.5 H.
Charming little country kitchen wall cabinet. Hand made by a cabinetmaker from solid pine after an authentic 18th century New England wall box. Worn red paint surface. Measures 29 inches high, 18 inches wide and 7 inches deep.
Early Massachusetts lift-top advertising box with original red washed surface, circa 1840. Inner paper reads "W. I. GOODS, which he will sell VERY LOW for cash, Palm Leaf Hats or approved credit. Those wishing to purchase as above, will do well to call and examine for themselves before purchasing elsewhere. All kinds of Country produce taken in exchange for Goods. CHARLES B. MOSELY. New Salem, Aug. 1840." This charming box is 8.5 inches wide, 4 inches deep and 2 inches high.
Beautiful vintage hand painted paper mache box made by the Ali Brothers, Hassan Abad, Srinagar 190003, Kashmir, India, 4th quarter 20th century. Measures 6.5 inches long, 4 inches wide and 2 inches high. Excellent condition, painted with pink, blue and yellow over a gold and black ground. Papier mache or paper mache is derived from French meaning 'chewed paper'. Paper Mache is a composite material consisting of paper pulp reinforced with some adhesive which hardens upon drying and then is painted upon. Paper Mache was introduced in Kashmir by the Persian Mystic Mir Syed Ali Hamdani, popularly known as Shah-i-Hamdan in Kashmir. It is believed that during his visit to Kashmir, the Shah was accompanied by a host of craftsmen who were favored by the local court of the Sultan of Kashmir, Zain-ul-Abidin. After time the art and craft that was ancestral to these artisans from Persia and Central Asia started to flourish in the vale of Kashmir.