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.