Early Storage Box
An exceptional early 19th c. storage box.
Constructed of a bentwood oak body with ovular white pine disc top and bottom. Each disc is set in appropriately into the corresponding lid and base and secured with square shaped wooden pins.
Beautifully shaped fingers complete each lap joint and showcase a wonderfully iconic form with a tightly tapered profile terminating in chamfered ends. A series of hand forged iron tacks secure the lap joints and serve a basic decorative function.
Retains a phenemonal painted surface....thick rich pigmented paint encompasses the entirety of the body creating a deeply attractive appearance. Survives in a superlative state of condition with extemely light use echoing the attention and care of 200+ years of use and suggests the likelyhood of use as storage of herbs.
From a distinguished private NE collection. New England origin. Ca. 1800. 13 5/8"W x 4 7/8"T.