National Gallery of Art - THE COLLECTION
image of Pennsylvania German Candle Box Pennsylvania German Candle Box
Rendered by Rolland Livingstone (artist),
watercolor, graphite, and pen and ink on paper
overall: 35.7 x 45 cm (14 1/16 x 17 11/16 in.) Original IAD Object: 15" long; 9" wide
Index of American Design
1943.8.3473
Not on View
From the Tour: Pennsylvania German Folk Art from the Index of American Design
Object 13 of 23

This is a candle box dated 1738. Made with a sliding lid, it is decorated with a floral and geometric design painted in bright colors. Notice that the panel in front is recessed so that the dark background forms a frame around the symmetrical tulip motif.

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