Exceptional Chip Carved Double "Tine" or Ditty Box

With Remarkable Primitive Figural Details to the Underside
Finely Carved Pine and Bentwood with Traces of Original Paint
Norwegian, Initialled "LTS" and Dated "1800"

Underside of one lid inscribed in pen "Given to Mary Somerville 1881 by the boatman (a "Telebondle") who used to row T.I.S of Christiania for trout fishing on the lake in Telemarken"

2 ¾" high x 4 ¼" wide x 4 ¼" deep

Ref. 11013


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