Carved And Painted Lighting Taper Box

This taper box retains the original red painted surface. The box dates from around 1800 and its elaborate decoration includes a whaling scene, hearts, and pinwheels. This box was part of the legendary whaling collection of Barbara Johnson and was sold in her 1981 auction. the box measures 10.25 inches in height, 2.25 inches in width, and 2 inches in depth.