Swedish 'Folk Art' wooden knife-slide box painted decoration c.1825.
For sale is a pleasingly tactile Swedish folk art knife box, handmade and handpainted in the 19th Century.
- The wooden box has been carved in only three pieces; the body, the dowel/hinge for the sliding lid and the lid.
- Painted with a lovely faded burgundy and then decorated with black and yellow stylised patterns Rosmålning/Kurbits' paint decoration.
- The sliding box looks to have been designed for a straight folding knife either for shaving or a penknife size blade.
- The functional box is a very pleasing and simple piece of treen with scandinavian folk art decoration.
- The sliding lid has an indistinct signature from the maker or owner possibly Jonsson.
- Wear to paint and from use appropriate to its age.
A lovely unique folk item in good condition.
*Penknife not included in the sale just for context and scale.
Free delivery to the UK mainland as priced. International buyers are welcome, but please contact us prior to payment to confirm the additional packaging, insurance and shipping costs by way of acceptance to your country. Purchaser responsible for local import tariffs/fees.
If you are interested in multiple items, please contact us for combined postage.
W: 20cm (7.9")H: 3cm (1.2")D: 3.5cm (1.4")