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S/4269 Antique Folk Art 19th Century Oak Decorated Hinderloopen Box

A finely carved oak folk art Hinderloopen box, which is decoratively painted with scrolling designs in various colours. The sliding lid has a raised central carved panel depicting a bird amongst foliage within a floral white painted surround. The raised shaped and painted backboard has a hole for hanging on the wall. It has an historic paper label on the reverse that is partially legible, mentioning the word Hinderloopen. This is a miniature version of a much larger full sized wall mounted candle box, similarly carved, painted and decorated.

Hinderloopen is an old town on the North of the Netherlands on the Ijsselmeer. It lies within the municipality of Sudwest Fryslan. It is famous because of the Hinderloopen art and Hinderloopen costume. Hinderloopen is one of the eleven towns of Friesland. It had a population of around 875 in January.

Sold 2 in. (7 cm.) Wide
1 in. (3 cm.) Deep
5 in. (14 cm.) High
Dutch Circa 1890