This wonderful box is a most unusual item. After years of dealing in Norwegian and Swedish bentwood boxes, we have never run across one quite like this. Some of the characteristics are like a tine from Norway, others are like a svepask from Sweden. You can be the judge. On the other hand what difference does it make. It is a delightful item.
It measures 6 ¼ inches long, it 3 ¼ inches wide, and stands a total of 3 5/8 inches tall. It is made from a softwood, possibly basswood or linden, so it was easy to carve. It has deeply incised and chip-carved decorations on both the lid and the two sides along with the standard birch root lacing. On the lid there is a small colorful bird along with a heart and some graphic carved elements. The two sides have similar designs that consist of two types of flower blooms. All of the carving has been accented with brightly colored paint. The ground color on the piece is a pale salmon-brown with blue-green accent bands around the edges. The piece is in very nice condition. There is a small amount of dust and dirt, but the structure is solid with no cracks or splits. There is one place on one of the sides where an area of wood has either chipped out or was rubbed out due to abrasion. Consequently the background paint is missing in that area. This spot can be seen in the blue circle shown on one of the photos. Other than that, this is a great item in wonderful condition. The lid even locks down with a resounding click.
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