Tramp Art Carved Pyramid Box with Sliding Top and Porcelain Knob
Description: Possibly during the Great Depression, this heavily detailed, notch-carved box was crafted with wood and small nails. In rectangular form it is layered into a pyramid form body with four sides and footed base. With just a few areas of chips, it features a sliding top pyramid form lid with a porcelain knob and top slotted screw. The bottom is pencil signed by the previous owner G. Fenstermacher, Hamburg, PA. The maker/crafter for this piece is not determined.
Note: Refer to “Condition” for additional information.
Circa: Uncertain. Most likely 1930’s
Height: 6 ½”
Width: 8 ¾”
Inside Opening: Length: 6 ½” x 5 ¼”
Base: 4 1/8” x 3 3/8”
Product Weight: 2 pounds 2 ounces
Colors: Dark Brown
Primary Materials: Wood with a Porcelain Knob
Markings: G. Fenstermacher, Hamburg, PA
Maker: Unknown Maker
Condition: Previously owned - used. Condition is consistent with age and normal use. Good to fair condition with 2 found notches with chips. Scratches and some wear on interior and exterior. “Exposed” tack nails on the inside base protruding slightly up from underneath either from the making or missing a lining of some sort. "Caution": cannot be seen easily, although they are there. Porcelain knob has a ¼” chip on side (as shown).
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