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19th c. Sapwood/Kindling Box

19th c. Sapwood/Kindling Box

A 19th C. hanging wood splinters/fat wood storage box in unfinished surface.


Constructed of southern pine wood with early iron square nail joining. The backboard features a tall semi curve shaped cutout with a pierced hanging hole. Retains notably strong patina and surface qualities with evidence of moderately strong use. Not commonly seen, these boxes were used for storage of fat wood or a kindling type of wood for starting fires in a hearth or oven.


Remains in a very good state of as-descended, and in use condition with a shrinkage crack in the front (as shown) being consistent with age and use. Virginia origin. Ca. 1830. 25"T x 8"W x 4"D.

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