A Child’s Carved and Painted School Box or Satchel Box (360 x 230 x 70 mm.; 14 3/8 x 8 x 2 7/8 inches) for pencils, quills, books, papers and lunch. The box and sliding lid have yellow, green and gold foliage and flowers painted on a red ground. The

“The carved and painted oak school box made at Hindeloopen, Holland was the forerunner of the well in a purpose-made school desk, and each child had one of these boxes which hung on the wall in the schoolroom during term-time” (Pinto); see, e.g., Jan Steen’s The Schoolroom. In good condition.Pinto, Treen & Other Wooden Bygones 422-3 & reprodd. 450C & 451. Item #4401

Price: $8,500.00

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