A striking wall box in the form of a bat house or dovecote. While the lines of the top and bottom resemble the silhouette of a bat, the whole reads as a giant mask or even an owl. Constructed of pine with dovetailed joints.
The box appears unique and therefore its exact purpose is a bit of a mystery. It would not fuction well as a household wall box—it is not typical of a bird house (and there are no perches)—bat boxes are shallow rectilinear boxes similar to the box here, however usually have slats, not holes. Regardless it is a fascinating object with a graphic presence and a first rate surface.
Condition: Excellent, save for a small re-glue to the lower right. Retains original paint with a complex surface.
|Dealer||STEVEN S. POWERS|
|Origin||American - New England - New England|
|Measurements||16 5/8" (h) x 12 1/2" (w) x 4 3/8" (d)|
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|Contact||Steve Powers, 718-625-1715 or email@example.com|