3-5 business days
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A delightfully naive folk art hand painted colourful wooden box of octagonal shape with hinged lid.
This box could be used for jewelry, keepsakes, storage or display.
The decoration has brightly coloured figures in what looks like Indian costume, along with floral motifs, it is very attractive. Inside is plain red oxide colour.
I'm not sure of the age of the piece or its origin, there is a metal clasp on the front and good patina so I'm estimating first half of the C20th.
Size approx 26cm across and 12 cm high.
One of the joints has an old split, see photos. It is sturdy and stable, however. There is also a narrow surface split to the top of the lid decoration, it does not go all the way through the wood. The painting is still vibrant although there is some chipping and signs of wear, these add to the charm and character of the item.
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3-5 business days
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