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Wooden Box

- Missouri · Crocker, MO

SUB­MIT­TED BY: V.W., Crocker, MO

PROVE­NANCE: Passed down from her grand­mother, who be­lieved it be­longed to her aunt’s hus­band

WHAT IT IS: Ap­praiser Karen Keane of Skin­ner shared with

An­tiques Road­show’s Mar­sha Bemko that your fam­ily trea­sure is a re­pur­posed circa-1900 fac­tory-made cigar box that was dec­o­rated with a hand­made py­ro­graphic de­sign (cre­ated with a sten­cil tem­plate) and per­son­al­ized with the ini­tials and photograph that are found in­side the box’s lid. “My guess is it was a Christ­mas present and lov­ingly hand­made for its in­tended owner,” says Karen. Un­for­tu­nately, the la­bels on the bot­tom are too ob­scured to de­ter­mine the spe­cific cigar com­pany from which this box came.

WHAT IT’S WORTH: $50 to $100

 ??  ?? did you know...
Re­dis­cov­ered in the late 19th cen­tury as part of the Arts & Crafts move­ment, py­rog­ra­phy is the an­cient art of dec­o­rat­ing ob­jects by burn­ing them with hot im­ple­ments.
did you know... Re­dis­cov­ered in the late 19th cen­tury as part of the Arts & Crafts move­ment, py­rog­ra­phy is the an­cient art of dec­o­rat­ing ob­jects by burn­ing them with hot im­ple­ments.

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