Antique Primitive Wood Hanging Wall Box Dovetailed Construction Original Finish
Description: An antique wood wall box with dovetailed construction. This hanging wall box has a lightly curved back and a bottom that extends pas the walls of the box. The box is held together with dovetailed construction and presumably glue with the base being nailed to the four sides of the box. The box has a brown colored finish, which we believe is old and original to the box. The backing of the box extends above the box and has an almost heart shape on to with a hole from which the box can be hung. The surface finish of the box shows wear and losses throughout. This early wood box looks great and has a very nice appearance. Please carefully review the photos as they are part and parcel of our description.
Date: Uncertain, but most likely late 1800s (late 19th century) to the early 1900s (early 20th century).
Origin: Purchased at an estate auction in Southeastern Pennsylvania, USA.
Size: Box measures ~4 1/2" by ~3 1/4" at the base and it is ~9" at its highest. The piece weighs about 9.5 ounces.
Marks: Unmarked as to the maker.
Distinguishing Characteristics - Most Interesting About The Piece: This a very nice piece of Americana worthy of a spot in your collection.
Condition: The piece is in good condition given its age (it is about 100 years old) and utilitarian function. It has losses to the surface finish with a few chips and dings. The edges of the box's wall and base have some losses to the wood. There are losses to the surface finish throughout. Other than that, the box is all together and solid with no breaks or repairs. This primitive box was obviously made by hand as can be seen from the way it is cut and put together. A great piece of Americana to add to your collection. The piece appears to be all original and looks great. Please see photos for additional condition information.
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