An Early Spanish Colonial / Puebo Pine New Mexico Box

Item: 1358

Origin: Pueblo / Spanish Colonial
Date: Circa 1860

Media: Pine, Water based paints

Dimensions: 18″ x 10″ 10.75″ tall

Description: This is a rare and charming New Mexican pine box.  The wood is all hand hewn without the use of saws. The nails vary from square head to later.  The box has been striped at some point of its original patina and paint (green). The underside photo (last photo) shows the original surface, unpainted.   The box has feet to it, that appear original.  The paint on the inside lid is all water based.  There is a round mirror set into the front that is secured with 4 brass tacts.  The mirror is old and has little reflection to it.

Condition:  Condition is excellent.

Provenance: This box was acquired from a person in Mora, NM. This person claimed to have gotten it from a Tewa Pueblo person. It’s not unusual for Pueblo people to get hold of a Spanish Colonial box, or even to make one of likeness.  The painting inside is a personal statement for whoever owned this box.

Price: $2400 Discounted to $1650

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