This large Wedding box has provenance with it. It is from North Carolina the D.L. Hobb family. This is from the great, great grand-daughter. Inside the lid it says May 2, 1916, Please return to Viola Brown. This is written in pencil and does not photograph well. The front has C. E. Brown burned into the design. The box measures 20" x 9" x 8". The sides are decorated in typical pyrography design of roses and leaves with burned back-group. The addition is the banner with the name. The top however is quite unusual. It has the elements often included in samples, such as trees, rocks, mountains, the sun, road, stream with bridge, etc. The feature is a church. I would presume this is the location of the wedding. The designs are painted in reds and greens. There is a partial lock, no key. There is damage to the back corner with a chip of wood. A crack is in the bottom where the wood has shrunk with age. This is a wonderful one-of-a-kind box for folk art collectors.
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