This is an amazing original paint decorated small table top storage box. It is in a bold red paint with olive green edges and yellow pin striping that looks like it was done by a schooled wagon painter. It is untouched original paint. It is 8" wide by 6" tall and is 5 3/4" deep, about the size of a small lunch box. It has tiny T nails and beaded lid top. The latch is a later addition and maybe the handle but probably no later than 1840.
This is a great little box with unbelievable paint. Circa 1820-30.
Looking at the pictures I realize that the side views look like broken wood on the edges, it isn't. It is scuff marks to the paint and is barely notable to the eye.