Scratch Decorated Straight Razor Case, 19th C., Pennsylvania Dutch

We are offering you a hand made straight razor case carved from a single solid block of wood and decorated with scratch folk art designs done in a Pennsylvania Dutch style. The piece is 11 inches long, 1.875 inches wide, and 2 inches tall. The "rear"end knob anchors a wooden washer that is stationary. The "front" end knob attaches a heart-shaped piece of wood that is free to float. The lid can be pushed forward slightly allowing the piece to swing to the side gaining access to the razor storage area. The knobs extend all the way through the piece and are anchored from the underside with wedged wooden pins. Scratched along the top of the piece there are three tulips with vines and leaves. They are in the style of tulips that are often found painted on early Pennsylvania Dutch blanket chests. Along the edge of the top, the sides, the front and the back there are multiple semi-circular cuts that are set off with a linear element that runs the length of the piece. The surface is quite dark having developed a wonderful patina from age and use. It is difficult to say if a significant finish was ever applied. Now the piece shows years of grime and patina that make it special. There is insect damage, but it does not appear to be active anymore. For the collector of folk-art or Pennsylvania Dutch items, this is a unique and one-of-a-kind object. It has been extremely difficult to photograph in order to have the design show up because it is so dark. We have done what we could to help make the design obvious, but it has caused the photographs to artificially alter the color somewhat. If you have questions, do not hesitate to ask!

If you are looking for a unique gift for yourself or a special person, then this is for you. Check out the photos carefully, and you will see what a gem it is. Sweetpea Cottage stands behind everything that we sell. If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase, then you can return it for any reason. We will refund the full purchase price minus shipping charges. We ask that you notify us by email within 3 days of receiving your purchase that you intend to return it. Once it is returned to us in a timely fashion and in original condition, then we will issue your refund. Shop with confidence with us and you will never be disappointed.

Keywords: Lancaster County, Amish, Mennonite

Item ID: AntSRC-225

$199 USD

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Ken and Joan Drews, Phoenix, MD   

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