Woodware/Boxes

WOODEN BOX

 
AMERICAN - 20TH CENTURY

We are offering an antique, wooden box painted and signed by contemporary artist, Kathy Graybill. Ms. Garybill paints 18 to 20 Century furniture and accessories common to Colonial American design. She has been licensed by Williamsburg for restoration and creation of American pieces. She is a self-taught artist whose subjects include Folk Art, Pennsylvania German Fraktur, and English themes common to early America. These designs are reproduced with the strictest guidelines to detail that our forefathers created centuries ago. Each piece is painted with the highest quality materials and is "one of a kind" piece to treasure.

 The designs on the box are characteristic of Mahantongo Valley in Central Pennsylvania. It demonstrates the influence of  the "Fraktur" tradition (1750-1840) which is the manuscript art brought to American by the Pennsylvania Germans. This "manuscript art" combined calligraphic text with related designs,figures and symbols.

This box offer all the "Fraktur" elements with the center front panel of stylized tulips with an angel on either side, the stylized tulips at each end and stylized tulips and doves on the lid. The border of the box is solid lines of yellow and red.. This piece is in excellent condition. The dimensions are 15"L, 10 1/4"W, 8"H.

# FK31A-AA300

$195.00


PAINTED SLIDE TOP CANDLE BOX

 
AMERICAN - 20TH CENTURY

We are offering an antique, slide top candle box painted and signed by contemporary artist, Kathy Graybill. Ms. Garybill paints 18 to 20 Century furniture and accessories common to Colonial American design. She has been licensed by Williamsburg for restoration and creation of American pieces. She is a self-taught artist whose subjects include Folk Art, Pennsylvania German Fraktur, and English themes common to early America. These designs are reproduced with the strictest guidelines to detail that our forefathers created centuries ago. Each piece is painted with the highest quality materials and is "one of a kind" piece to treasure.

The designs on the box are in the "Jonas Weber" tradition (1810-1876) who specialized in wooden ware, especially small or miniature chests, slide top candle boxes and cradles. His signature style was a house, front and center with one or two trees on either side. The foreground was painted to represent a landscape of rolling hills much like his native Lancaster County. A single stylized tulip enhanced the side panels while a flower and striped border complimented the lid. Weber worked in polychrome colors, that is, bright yellow, dark green, black and dark red.

This box offer all the "Weber" elements with the House on either side, the stylized tulips at each end and stylized flowers on the lid. The border of the box is striped. This piece is in excellent condition. The dimensions are 13"L, 8 1/2"W,10 1/2"H.











# FK31A-AA298

$225.00


Painted Box

 We are offering an antique, wooden box painted and signed by contemporary artist, Kathy Graybill. Ms. Garybill paints 18 to 20 Century furniture and accessories common to Colonial American design. She has been licensed by Williamsburg for restoration and creation of American pieces. She is a self-taught artist whose subjects include Folk Art, Pennsylvania German Fraktur, and English themes common to early America. These designs are reproduced with the strictest guidelines to detail that our forefathers created centuries ago. Each piece is painted with the highest quality materials and is "one of a kind" piece to treasure.

The designs on the box offer stylized motifs and symbols in the "Federal" tradition with an eagle encircled by a wreath of flowers on the top, a flowered banner on the front and banners gracing each side. These elements, added by the artist, complement the fine design of the piece. The interior has a lift out tray with section dividers. This piece is in excellent condition with very minor wear. The dimensions are 5"H,10"L,5"D.

# FK31A-AA107

$165.00


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