Painted work box that is reported to have come from the collection of a house museum located in Quihi, Texas. The primary color palette and style of the trunk's painted decoration is in some ways similar to that seen in the Mahantongo Valley of Pennsylvania, a region settled by German immigrants. The box is a wonderful example of functional, American folk art. The history of its use in an early Texas home and its exuberant decoration make it a valuable addition to Bayou Bend's collection of sewing accoutrements and painted furniture.
24.1 x 48.3 x 27.7 cm (9.49 x 19.02 x 10.91 in) (overall)
Place of Origin
Quihi (Medina County, Tex.) [see HTAAA notes]
The Bayou Bend Collection, gift of William J. Hill