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|New York State, ca. 1830|
Watercolor on velvet on pasteboard D-shaped theorem boxes, with braided borders, the pasteboards joined by sewn-thread in the manner of early wallpaper boxes. The mid-size box is particularly beautiful, with delicate basket, fruit, and foliage on the lid, and crisp leaves about the body. The lids are fitted with padding under the velvet, perhaps suggesting use as pincushions, or perhaps just for feel. They have a wonderful presence. These boxes were discovered in a chest of drawers in the early 19th century home of Oliver Culver, one of the first settlers of Rochester who arrived in 1796.
|Location of Origin: North America|
|Medium/Materials: Watercolor on velvet on pasteboard|
|Dimensions: Box widths are about 10 1/2; 9 1/4; and 5 inches.|
|Primary Classification: Folk Art and Americana : Folk Art Antiques|
|Secondary Classification: Antiques, Decorative Arts and Furniture : Decorative Works of Art : Boxes / Trunks|
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