A George III Period Folk Art Painted Book Box c.1800


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Object Description

The folk art crafted hinged box in the form of a book, retaining the original green and red painted surfaces, now beautifully timeworn, opening to reveal a vacant inner storage compartment, and surviving from George III period England.

Object History


Object Literature

It is not clear when the first book box was originally made but this is the earliest one we have come across.

A unique piece of folk art and one that would make a lovely gift for those secret mementoes.

Object Condition

The box is in good all-round condition, with no cracks or damages, with the painted surface un-meddled with, and the edges rounded proving the piece to be very tactile. The hinges are probably later replacements. There is the former owners name inscribed in pencil to the interior in lovely script but it is hard to decipher.

Object Details

Dealer Opening Times

By appointment only.

Dealer Contact

+44 (0)1767 640995
+44 (0)7729 213013

Dealer Location

The Onion Barn
Shoe Cottage
15 High Street
MK44 3NL

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