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Lot 139: 19th C. Pine Box with Contents

Estimate: $500 – $700

Natural finish, slide lid, stenciled “I. Sprague” on the front, includes leather bound book Gazetteer of the State of New Hampshire, Exeter 1817, signed in pencil on front fly “I. Sprague”; Gospel Hymns, “Acquired from Priscilla Sprague…”; Silver napkin ring “belonged to Hingham artist Isaac Sprague…”; Report of the Committee of Financial Affairs, 1849 Hingham, signed “Sprague” in pencil upper right corner; New England Primer, improved or an easy and pleasant Guide to the Art of Reading…New York 1820, with woodcut engravings; Small watercolor on paper of strawberries and cherries, 2 1/2″ x 3 1/2″; Watercolor on card of a yellow and black butterfly with gilt accents, 3 1/4″ x 5″; small paper card of fares for sights in New Hampshire; Collection of 25 plant and flower specimens in a green card box, marked on front “Phanerogama Alpinar, R. Leuthold Interlaken”; (ex. John P. Richardson collection).

19th c. pine box w/contents