A vibrant Compass Artist slide lid box demonstrates the variety of compass work decoration. It is thought to have been made in Lancaster County, circa 1800–1840. Collection of Jane and Gerald Katcher. —Gavin Ashworth photo
A superb Paint Decorated Pennsylvania Candle Box in its' original untouched museum condition…Each panel is exuberantly decorated with stylized tulips and whimsical red pomegranates…both accented with green and white foilage within mustard This box has a square nailed construction, which is still visible on the underside…The mate to this box can be viewed at The Metropolitan Museum Of Art in New York City… Just a Magnificent Pennsylvania Painted Box!!! …Ht 8 1/4" Length 14 1/2" Width 8 1/2".
Pennsylvania Compass Artist painted dome lid box, ca. 1800-1840, decorated with typical red and white geometric stylized flowers on a blue background, 10 1/4" h., 11 3/4" w., 9 1/2" d. Similar examples were sold at the Pook & Pook, Inc., Shelley sale in 2007, the Machmer sale in 2008, and the Smith sale in 2010. Other examples are included in Wendy Cooper and Lisa Minardi, Paint, Pattern and People.