Friday, October 16, 2009

Squirrel coffin

I'm calling this a squirrel coffin because of its size — 17.6 inches long. Its real purpose is unknown, but maybe it's just an example of construction merrymaking. The box, rough wood with crude incised decoration and carrying handles on both sides, was built by an eccentric Polish-American from Shamokin, Pa. He made a number of oddball items, including a zany cuckoo clock. The lid is attached by twisted wire.

1 comment:

  1. Nice, I'm glad you got that piece! I was going to bid, but I had too many other pieces I was going for at the time.