A Sailor’s Love Token - Masterful Ash Burl Box

Circa: 1840-1860
Size: 9 1/2" (w) x 5 3/4 (d) x 4 1/2" (h)
Having written "the burl book," and seeing hundreds (or a thousand plus) antique burl objects, this box is a remarkable anomaly—I have never seen anything quite like it and its design and execution is nothing short of masterful.

The large lift-top box has high relief-carved hearts and (anthropomorphic) anchors across the domed lid.

Carved from one block of ash burl—it is a tour-de-force of design and execution.


HIGH RESOLUTION IMAGES AVAILABLE.

Condition: Perfect!

Price: Please inquire

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