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19th c. Spill Box

19th c. Spill Box

A 19th c. hanging spill box in original varnished finish.

Constructed from eastern white pine, the backboard features an interesting trefoil cutout , pierced with two holes for the allowance of string as a hanging mechanism. Subtle semicurve shaped ends adorn the top of the well.

A prominent shaped foot with deeply chamfered edges completes the base and is joined with a series of early iron cut square nails.

Retains a remarkably well inact varnished finish deeply crazed and with craquelure from being hung near a fireplace heat source. Superb condition with the addition of a tiny medial hole to the top for hanging, or can sit prominently alone.

New England, possibly VT in origin. Ca. 1830. 9"T.

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