This Tramp art box is constructed from layers of chip carved wood built up on the front, sides and top in a pyramid shape, and rests on a similarly constructed pedestal. I obtained this box from an antiques shop in England some years ago but I believe it would have originally come from America, being part of the folk art tradition there. It has a pinned, handmade construction, in the typical manner; some of the pins are visible where they have left little rust coloured marks. On the inside their ends have been bent back. There is a lid with brass hinges.
There is a small amount of age shrinkage to the left, back corner on the inside (see photograph) but this is not at all serious and over all the box is in very good condition, is a lovely antique colour and looks striking on display.
It is a useful size (I had been using it as a hall box as it is a good size for letters). It can also be used cigars.
It measures 11 inches (15cm) x 6 inches (15cm) x 5 inches (13cm) high.
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