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. This item is on display in our gallery at OLD SAYBROOK ANTIQUES CENTER and can be seen in-person by visiting 756 MIDDLESEX AVE OLD SAYBROOK, CT 06475. For hours of operation visit: http://www.OldSaybrookAntiquesCenter.com
Vice President (1969-1973) Spiro T. Agnew presentation box. This beautifully figured wood box was given to Vice President and Mrs. Agnew on March 25, 1969 by the Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Baltimore (Maryland). The engraved plaque on the lid is sterling silver made by Stieff Silver Company of Baltimore, MD. Excellent condition with working key. Velvet lining. One small strip of brass inlay is missing on the lower back bottom, but no scratches or repairs. Measures 3 x 10 x 13 inches.
Antique Japanese Satsuma covered wedding box of flattened, circular form, richly decorated in colored enamels and gilt, inside and out, featuring a central medallion of figures in a wedding ceremony, marked verso. Meiji Period. Dimensions: 2.25" H x 5" in diameter.
Antique French porcelain and gilt bronze master snuff or valuables box, the hinged top depicting a pastoral scene with classic figures of lovers, the sides with raised acanthus leaf decoration. Possibly, Sevres. France, circa 1850. Dimensions: 4.5" diameter x 1.5" H.
Antique Chinese hand-hammered brass valuables box with hinged cover. Lined with camphor wood; mounted on amber glass bead shape feet; decorated with carved jade applique panels depicting foo dogs and a carved jade medallion top (the medallion having an old repair). China, circa 1880. Dimensions: 5.5" W x 3.5" H x 3.75" D.