This eye-catching folk art wood box was hand carved and hand painted with a celestial array of suns, moons and stars. The five-pointed stars are painted metallic gold; they are set against dark blue skies on all four sides, while the one on the lid is set against a blazing orange, red and yellow sun. Pairs of crescent moons with elongated eyes, pointy noses and red lips bracket the starry skies. Framing each centered decoration are panels of diamonds washed in orange and lime green. It's finished with black trim, with the interior and bottom plain black. All the paint is matte finish and all the designs are carved, not just drawn.
This is not a trinket box; it measures 9 1/2 inches wide, 6 1/2 inches tall and 6 1/2 inches front to back. The interior is 4 1/2 inches deep, 8 inches wide and 5 1/2 inches front to back. The box weighs 2 pounds and is in very good condition, with small chips on the black paint on corners and edges but very little on the colorful painted decorations. The lid is not attached but lifts off and fits snugly (but not airtight). This beautiful vintage box combines roomy storage with dramatic folk art décor.