Individually Painted in the Folk Art Tradition
Steam-Bent and Paint Decorated Pine
Continental c. 1780 - c. 1830
8” high x 17” wide x 10.75” deep
Provenance: Private Collection, Netherlands.
Condition: Boxes of this type were individually decorated to commission in Central Europe from c1600-1850 and were traditionally offered as dowry gifts or love tokens. Colourfully decorated and fashioned from very fine bentwood in regional styles, they form a significant part of the European Folk Art Tradition.