American Folk Art - Very Early late 1700's early 1800's Heart Box made of of one piece of wood.
This is a small heart shaped box, artistic work, born out of the very first Americans. Yes, this is what they call Americana, or American Folk art. These are objects typically made out of wood, have a strong collector community and can take the form of just about anything that was handmade and made prior to the industrial age. This heart was probably a gift from a loved one. Men of New England, in particular, were prone to hand-making this type of small wooden art, like spruce gum boxes and other mostly carved wooden symbols of love. It was also common, but more difficult for the artistic to make an items our of one piece of wood. This amazing little heart is made of a hardwood and measures about 1.5"x1.5" at its largest sides. To find something this amazing, this small and well preserved, is just about a miracle since pieces often were separated or simply never found again.