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Fine Paint Decorated Cutlery Tray C 1840

Fine Paint Decorated Cutlery Tray C 1840


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Directory: Antiques: Decorative Art: Folk Art: Pre 1900: Item # 395849

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Leslie Antiques Ltd.
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A wonderful cutlery tray, probably of Vermont origin, made around 1840. What makes it so exceptional is the decoration, closely akin to "vinegar painting." Red paint was put on a yellow base, and a solvent added. This made the combination of colors run together, producing a somewhat mottled effect.

Another notable point is that the tray is in excellent condition, with no cracks or breaks. The paint is all original and untouched, with a nice dry surface. The wood used is pine, and construction is with t-head hand cut nails. The tray is 12 3/4 " long, 8 3/8 " wide, and 2 3/4" high (4 " to the top of the handle).