Wednesday, February 3, 2010
This old box has a tramp art quality because the wood seems to be cigar box wood. But it is also quite different. The cuts are precise so chances are a power tool was used. And the images come from some other school altogether. Perhaps it was made in a Midwest town populated with immigrants from northern Europe. Or maybe it was made in Europe. In any event, it is skillfully done and over-the-top graphic, and does a nice job of holding things.