Curious Small Logger Made (?) Painted Box with Newspaper Photo Inside

Regular price $58.00

A curious one, at least to me. Found in Upstate New York, my guess is that--with the faux tree stumps and knotty, grained wood decoration on the exterior, and newspaper photo inset into the underside of the lid--is that is was made by a logger, who, I'd guess, was working at the the site pictured in the clipped and carefully framed photo. And, I would guess, like a spruce gum box, it was likely as a gift for a sweetheart back at home, with the silver and gold paint giving it some extra fanciness. Certainly its maker took quite a lot of care, including lining the interior of the box with wallpaper. Pretty neat!

4 3/8” w  x 3 1/16” d x 2 1/2” t and in very good condition, with a little minor paint loss and a nice patina. 1920s-40s or so I would guess.