Exuberantly Decorated Connecticut Trinket Box

Exuberantly Decorated Connecticut Trinket Box

An exuberantly freehand paint decorated trinket box.  Circa 1840 from Mary Warner estate, Salisbury, CT.

10 1/2" long, 6" deep.

The top decoration is an extravagance of stylized doughnut-shaped flowers, flower petals, buds and vines, three cherries (depicted with a remarkably convincing sense of volume) and an ornate red border.

The front and sides are similarly decorated with primary colored stylized “doughnut” flowers, surrounded by small blue flowers, leaves and pineapples, framed by a hexagonal red border. Its interior is also cheerfully decorated: painted in a bright salmon with white, hand painted alternating bands of hearts and scrolled lines. Square nailed construction, nicely carved bracket feet and  clever, “make-do” wire hinges. All original with a dry, oxidized surface and virtually no signs of wear on outside or inside.   Clearly made with love for someone special.  

10 1/2" long, 6" deep.

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