Overall: 11 x 15 1/4 x 11 3/4 in. ( 27.9 x 38.7 x 29.8 cm )
circular adhesive label: attached to underside of lid: inscribed in black ink: "2485 / Amer".
graphite inscription on underside of lid: "Mrs. F.C. Sheal [?]"
Ovoid cardboard bandbox and lid, sides of box covered with paper printed with pattern of parrots perched on branches in various poses, with palm trees and bunches of growing flowers in the background, in brown, green, and white, on blue ground; lid covered with paper printed with tropical scene of seated woman in shepherdess' costume, with crook, next to ram, under fruit tree, in green, brown, and white on blue ground; edge of lid covered in paper printed with geometric pattern consisting of repeating loops and circles in brown on white ground; lap joints secured with stitching.
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
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