Sponge Painted Document Box

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Fancy yellow sponge paint decorated document box with a stamped brass hardware and pink and green wallpaper interior.
New England, 1810 – 1835.
Eastern white pine construction.

Why is it special: If you always thought the various painting techniques in use today were relatively new, you may be surprised just how long they have been around.  If you’ve wanted to try sponge painting for yourself, this box could well be your inspiration.