Small Carved Box

Dutch, 1609

Fruitwood. You must look closely at this one. The box is hollowed from a solid block of fruitwood and is carved on four sides with scenes from David and Goliath. It is dated "Anno 1609". The ends show David confronting Goliath and David cutting off Goliath's head with his own sword. One side shows David carrying Goliath's head, the other shows David playing his harp. The whole story is there! An early, fascinating item for the serious collector. Very good condition. Lid is old replacement.

3-3/8" l x 1-7/8" w x 2-1/8" h

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