G701 Revolutionary War era nautical scene hand painted on the lid of a salvaged Sea Chest. Painted area depicts a prominent ship in the center with tall masts and sails adorning an American flag and two other pennants waving in the wind from the tops of the masts. The ship is surrounded by a blue sky with several fluffy white clouds, and is afloat in a sea that is painted as if to depict it were 'choppy' - and two, much smaller, ships are painted at the line between sea and sky - perhaps indicating depth of the spacing and that this was a fleet of ships sailing together. There is a 6" tall, Revolutionary War era, flag painted on each side of the center painting of the ships. Small designs adorn each corner of the lid, as well as the corners of the center painting. Wonderful piece of Nautical related Folk Art! Circa late 1770s - 1780s. Overall measurements: 32" wide x 15" tall. Board is 1/2" thick, and retains the molded lip from the chest around three sides - which measure 1 1/2". The center painting measures 12 3/4" x 9 1/4" and the flag on each side measures 6" tall.