Antique Wood Primitive Handmade Hanging Salt Box Retaining Original Brown Paint
Description: This is a great antique wood hanging salt box. The box is constructed using nails. It has a hinged lid, which hinges on what looks like a thin metal (possibly iron wire) which is obvious on both sides on the box near the top. The body of the box is held together using nails and the piece is painted in a brown coloring. The piece has a hole at the top to hand from and comes with what we believe is the original nail used to hang the box before it made it to the estate sale where we purchased it. The box appears to be handmade and retain its original brown paint. Just a great looking primitive Americana salt box to add to your collection. Please carefully review photos presented as they are part and parcel of our description.
Date: Uncertain but possibly mid to late 19th century, however, it could be earlier.
Origin: Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.
Size: Measures ~9" in total height, the base measures 5 3/4" by 4 3/4", and the box portion itself measures ~4" in height in the front. The piece weighs about 14 ounces.
Distinguishing Characteristics - Most Interesting About The Piece: This is beautiful piece of Americana worthy of a spot in your collection of wooden boxes or kitchen implements.
Condition: Box is in generally good condition given its age and utilitarian function. It retains most of its original coloring. It has scratches, some minor cracks, possibly one or two replaced nails, some chipping to the wood along the edges, and soiling throughout. The original nail which comes with the box is rusted and shows signs of deterioration. Be that as it may, this is a great piece of antique Americana to add to your collection. Please see photos to appreciate its beauty and for additional condition information.
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