Montreal Folk Art Document Box
Wonderful 1844 Montreal folk painted document box. The box features a beautiful grain painted surface with the addition of a song bird portrait on the lid. Square nailed with a leather hinge [ most likely replaced at some point]. The box is lined with 1844 Montreal newsprint which makes for interesting reading. Picked from the Bowman estate in Southampton Ontario with family history from the period in Montreal. Wonderful early Quebec document box.
Dimensions W 12" x H 6 1/4 " x D 7 1/2"