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Lot 0044
  • Item: Early 20th Century Handmade Tramp Art Box with Inlaid Starts and Secret Compartment
  • Date: 1900-1920
  • Material: Wood
  • Description: A tramp art box with carved leaves, inlaid marquetry stars, a plush interior and a secret side compartment
  • Dimensions: 7.75 inches high x 14.5 inches wide x 9 inches deep

    Tramp Art was an art movement found throughout the world where small pieces of wood, primarily from discarded cigar boxes and shipping crates, were whittled into layers of geometric shapes having the outside edges of each layer notch carved, or in the technique of a Crown of Thorns. It was popular in the years between the 1870s to the 1940s. The artists used simple tools such as a pocketknife to carve the wood and assemble mostly utilitarian objects. The most common forms were boxes and the frames, however, there were no rules or patterns to lend commonality in the artists’ work.

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  • Domestic: Flat-rate of $65.00 to anywhere within the Continental U.S.
  • International: Foreign shipping rates are determined by destination.
  • Location: This item ships from New York.

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    Early 20th C Handmade Tramp Art Box, Secret Compartment

    Estimate $450 - $750Oct 30, 2016
    New York, NY, USA