This is a very pretty Black Forest type stamp box made from a solid blond wood. Carved with a hand painted lid of a castle on a lake in a mountainous scene. It would have been a little souvenir ware piece, and dates from the late, or perhaps early 20th century. The painting is signed in the corner but I can not read it.
There has been shrinkage to the solid wood so that there is a gap along the front when closed, but otherwise the box is in very good condition and the wood is sound with no cracks. The painting has a couple of little chips but is, on the whole is strong with lovely colors. The whole box has a good antique patina.
The piece measures 2.75 inches (7cm)x 2.25 inches( 6 cm) x 1inch (2.5cm) in height.
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