Tramp Art Hand Crafted-Carved Wooden Wall Box Comb Holder - Depression Era
Description: This one-of-a-kind, hand chipped and carved wall box was constructed from recycled cigar boxes and layered strips of wood put together using round tack nails. Most likely from the 1920's - 1930's, this unique piece of folk art features carved notches, three applied ornate wood carvings, floral paper cut-out, and two rings possibly crafted as towel rings. Although there is some damage to the ring carvings and a portion of the floral paper has peeled off due to years of use, this is a fantastic piece of history of what used to be. At one time, this decorative art creation may have been used as a comb box. Today, it could have endless uses in any room.
Circa: Most likely 1920’s-1930’s
Length: 8 1/8” (across longest point)
Height: 9 7/8”
Depth: 3 1/8” (including round, decorative wood)
Inside Pocket Length: 7 ¼”
Inside Pocket Width: 2 1/8”
Inside Pocket Height: 2”
Product Weight: 9.6 ounces
Colors: Brown Tones
Primary Material: Wood, Other
Style: American Folk Art
Markings: Habana (on the back of what was a cigar box)
Origin: Most likely U.S.A.
Condition: Previously owned - used. Construction appears to still be sturdy and secure. All three round wood carvings are in solid condition. Original nails and wire still intact. There are three areas on the front where it appears there may have been additional carvings, but now missing. Some paper peeling, broken and cracked rings on the bottom sides. One side is cracked down to ring. It is unknown if there was once a rod going across the rings.
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