What a cute way to re-purpose an antique tin collar box! We have no way of knowing what used to be on this collar box, but a talented tole-painter painted a darling Edwardian-era country scene of a little girl with a sweet-faced calf. It is signed by P Peterson and dated 1974. The front and sides are decorated with white flowers and gold swirls. The box measures 5 5/8” wide, 6” deep, and 5 1/8” at its tallest in the back. If the box had a lining in it originally, it is gone, and the clean inside is merely painted. The bottom was painted at some time, but has loss of paint now. The box has no rust, dents or dings; it’s very clean. One hinge in back is a little bit out of kilter, but the lid is securely attached and closes tightly.
This would be wonderful as a decorative piece, a trinket/dresser box or recipe box. Please contact us if you have any questions.
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Tin Collar Box with Tole Painted Bucolic Scene