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Five (5) American 19th century folk art items. 1st-2nd items: Two (2) tramp art wooden boxes, both rectangular form with hinged lids, including one (1) larger storage or lockbox with a removable interior wooden divider, interior of lid inscribed "From Uncle Louis Engleman Dorthea Engleman Pray 1805," and one (1) smaller storage box with a inset mirror to top of lid and a floral wallpaper lined interior. Ranging in size from 3 5/8" H x 6 1/4" W x 5 1/4" D to 6 3/4" H x 10 3/4" W x 7 1/4" D. 3rd-5th items: Three (3) Sailor's Valentines, each comprised of fabric or cardboard with printed landscape scenes or sentiments and decorated with various seashells, including one (1) rectangular box, one (1) card case, and one (1) heart shaped. Ranging in size from 2 3/4" H x 4" W x 5/8" D to 3" H x 4 3/4" W x 1 1/4" D.
PROVENANCE: The Estate of Patricia Kiegel, Nashville, Tennessee.
CONDITION: All items in overall good condition with general age and use wear. 1st-2nd items: Areas of natural age shrinkage, to be expected from age and manner of use. Lock mechanism is not present to larger box, tray is slightly loose in box. Hinge is loose to smaller box. 3rd-5th items: Some areas of loss to shells. Lid is separated from rectangular box. Light craquelure to varnish layer of landscape scenes.