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The Ruth Bryson Collection, Quarryville, PA

Sat, Apr 14, 2018 10:00AM EDT - Sun, Apr 15, 2018 10:00AM EDT
Lot 42

John Drissel painted slide lid box

Estimate: $12,000 - $18,000

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John Drissell (Bucks County, Pennsylvania 1762-1846), painted pine slide lid box made for Peter Nehs, retaining its original painted surface with tulips and pinwheel flowers on a red ground, the original German text reads Ich kam in ein Land da stund geschrieben an der Wand, ''Sei fromm und ver schwiegen was nicht dein ist das lass liegen.'', which translates to ''I came to a land where it was written on the wall, ''Be pious and never hide anything that is not yours, let it lie.'', 4 1/4'' h., 6 1/2'' w., 10 3/4'' d. Provenance: Conestoga Auction, Pennsylvania, April 3, 2004. Exhibited at Winterthur's Drissell Study Group, March, 2008. *Pook & Pook would like to thank Lisa Minardi for the translation of the text.

Condition

Good condition. Expected wear consistent with age and use.