Bandboxes by Hannah Davis: A New England Treasure According to Yankee Magazine’s “Antiques & Collectibles” columnist, Catherine Riedel, in the July/August issue, a rugged pioneer from New England named Hannah Davis made bandboxes that today are consi
News-Antique.com - Aug 07,2009 - Dublin, New Hampshire (June 22, 2009)—According to Yankee Magazine’s “Antiques & Collectibles” columnist, Catherine Riedel, in the July/August issue, a rugged pioneer from New England named Hannah Davis made bandboxes that today are considered valuable collectibles. For the entire article documenting Davis’s life and work, go to:
“Hannah Davis boxes struck a chord with young New England women, adding a splash of color and fancy to an often austere Early American existence,” writes Riedel. “Her well-made boxes became fixtures in homes across New England.”
Collectors who find Hannah Davis boxes may discover that they’re worth more than their historical value: At auctions, prices range from a few hundred dollars to several thousand.
Catherine Riedel, a regular contributor to Yankee’s “Antiques & Collectibles” column, works for Boston-based Skinner, Inc., one of the nation’s leading auction houses for antiques and fine art and the only major auction house headquartered in New England. With expertise in more than 20 collecting areas, Skinner provides a broad range of auction and appraisal services, and Skinner auctions regularly achieve world-record prices. Skinner’s appraisal experts appear regularly on the PBS-TV series Antiques Roadshow.
To read the article, visit http://www.yankeemagazine.com/issues/2009-07/home/hatboxes.
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