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Wallpaper Box, with Theorem Type Decoration
This is one of the nicest wallpaper covered boxes we have had the pleasure to present. The condition is outstanding with only minor wear to the paper, mostly on the edges. This color on this box was really hard to photograph and is much softer than shows in the pictures. The Theorem picture painted on the lid is done in white and gray is appears much like a grisaille painting. The rectangular box is 10" long x 7" wide x 3" high and is the perfect size to hold one's little keepsakes and treasures.
Imagine my surprise when I opened the box and found the following handwritten poem torn from a book:
Oh! tis sad to see the splender
Of the summer pass away
When the night is always stealing
Precious moments from the day:
But in spring each lengthened evening
Tempts us farther of from home;
And if summer has more beauty,
All that beauty is to come.
It is thus in manhood's summer
That the heart to often grieves
Over friends lost prematurely,
Like the fall of blighted leaves.
But life's springtime is far sweeter
When each green bud that appears,
May expand into a blossom
To enliven future years.
Feb 4, 1829
Lovely, and so true!

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