WW1 Folk Art Tramp Art Wood Hinged Jewelry Box Chip Carved Wooden Box. A large antique chip carved wood hinged box dating to the early 20th century. This Tramp Art jewelry box has been decorated with four four-leaf clovers and a small mirror. Each side features an inscription. The front: AV and Westphalie, the right side: "Souvenir", the left side: "Captivity", the back: "Münster" "CA 1914-17".These words made us understand that this case has been made by a French soldier, prisoner by the German, in Munster, Westphalie in Germany from 1914 to 1917. This Folk Art box is more than a simple box, it is a piece of first world war History. The mirror must have seen historical events. The inside has been covered with fabric.
Overall good antique with some normal signs of ages on wood like two small old wood worms holes. Take a close look at the photos. Length: 9 1/4 (23.5cm).
Width: 6 1/2 (16.5cm). If you need more photos, do not hesitate to contact me.
The item "WW1 Folk Art Tramp Art Wood Hinged Jewelry Box Chip Carved Wooden Box" is in sale since Tuesday, June 11, 2019. This item is in the category "Antiques\Decorative Arts\Woodenware\Boxes". The seller is "chicfrenchvintage" and is located in Cabasse. This item can be shipped worldwide.