Beautiful 19th C. Folk Art Painted Miniature Dome Top Chest

Regular price $195.00

So lovely and special feeling, I believe this miniature folk art painted dome top chest is Northern European, and I'd guess German, as to me the painted houses on it remind me very much of early German Erzgebirge ones. (A similar one, sold at Skinner for $300+, was attributed as Northern European.) Wonderfully painted on every side, with the topiary-esque green trees against white with blue sky above and yellow ground below especially doing it for me. And I opened the domed lid to find a hand-colored copy of "Babes in the Woods, In Verse" lining the bottom, dated 1833, which I think may have lived within it for nearly 200 years. A very nice example.

14 3/16" l x 3 1/16" d x 3" t and in very good condition. Some paint loss to the center of the domed lid and latch missing.