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    Posted 12 years ago

    charlesfre…
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    We came across this very old sewing box. We've had it for awhile. It is wooden with sewing decor encrusted on the exterior. There is what appears to be a dog image on a metal plate on the front. Does anybody know about this piece?
    Thanks

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    1. too_much_stuff, 12 years ago
      Hello, this is a piece of Folk Art, and it probably dates from the 1930s to 50s. The brass metal dog piece dates from the 30's, maybe a belt buckle. You might want to modify the category as this piece really would not be considered Arts and Crafts, technically speaking it is a piece of American Folk Art.
      You can compare it to <A Herf="http://www.bonanza.com/listings/Fantastic-Folk-Art-Tramp-Art-Memory-Box/39601105">This</A> piece, which also uses the term Tramp Art or Outsider Art to describe it.
      Yours is much nicer, and would probably sell for twice as much, or more under the right circumstances.
      good luck
    2. too_much_stuff, 12 years ago
      that should be:
      <A Href="http://www.bonanza.com/listings/Fantastic-Folk-Art-Tramp-Art-Memory-Box/39601105">This</A>
    3. charles, 12 years ago
      thank you for your input
    4. cindyjune cindyjune, 12 years ago
      Wonderful piece! And now I know what to do with all the odd buttons, buckles, etc. Thanks!

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