Found this uniquely painted Wooden Hat Box/Pantry Box in New Hampshire. I can't say enough about not only its good condition, but the oil painted winter scene is priceless. It's a wonderful example of American Folk Art. The box is signed on the underside of the lid. It is signed: To Glendora Merry Christmas 1981 G. E. Roy. With that noted, one would think this was painted in 1981, but I believe it was painted much earlier by G. E. Roy; and G. E. Roy gave this as a gift to maybe a sister, daughter or friend. I can't say for sure; but for certain the Wooden Hat or Pantry Box is late 1800s or early 1900s. Now about the box: it measures 8 inches tall by 11 inches in diameter. The cover and the bottom of the box are slatted with hefty wooden bands around the lid and around the bottom of the box. The seam is quite secured with nails and is somewhat hidden as the winter scene was so designed to blend the trees across it. It is quite unique and very nicely painted. The cover was also designed that when placed on top it too blends with the design or scene below; tree tops meeting tree trunks and branches. Colors are greenish gray with black trees and off-white snow. The box has been lightly spattered white to appear it is snowing. The design has great movement. Again, I cannot say for sure who painted the box, but I'd take a guess it was G. E. Roy and judging by the design, much earlier than 1981. Sales tax must be collected for buyers living in or picking up in New York State. Local tax rate applies.