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    Circa 1836-1840 Martin Van Buren Bandbox An attractive period folk art display item for this tough president. Constructed of bent wood (oval sides and bottom) and cardboard (lid), covered with wallpaper in a leaf-print pattern. A woodcut portrait of Van Buren, probably from a large print or poster, was carefully decoupaged onto the center of the lid. Moderate surface wear and "aging," but very pleasing display appearance, as photo shows. These boxes, in varying sizes, are a familiar art/craft form of this era. Although usually decorated with more mundane imagery, this is not the first we have seen with political or presidential imagery. Especially nice as there are so few 3-D display items available for Van Buren. Length 12", height 4".

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    June, 2005
    22nd-23rd Wednesday-Thursday
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