Ca. 1810-1840 Painted Pennsylvania Knife Tray
Excellent early 19th C. cutlery tray in untouched condition. Canted white pine walls with rabbeted corners and deeply scrolled rims on all sides, meticulous square nail construction on a projecting base, all in absolutely original deeply worn salmon-red wash. The inner surfaces show the abrasion of decades of metal utensils. I caution any who are looking for pristine paint (eg. early 20th C. repaint) that this is not for you. This is the real thing and the surface is an aged, scrubbed red wash that fades from base to rim like a sunset. 14½” x 11”. I don’t think country treen gets much better than this. Ex-Dr. James Sutherland collection.
Halsey Munson Americana
2707 Twin Oaks Court
Decatur, Illinois 62526
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