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Federal Cutlery Tray

Federal Cutlery Tray

An exceptional early double lidded cutlery tray in original varnished surface.


Constructed of cherry wood with eastern white pine secondary wood and joined with fine dovetailed corners and a chamfered and nailed bottom secured with early hand cut iron nails. Each lid is formed from a single body of wood with a small formed tab on either end and let into ech side. The body is beautifully formed with a tall semicurve handle with shaped ears and semi curved sides.


Retains an extremely fine surface exhibiting signs of crazing and craquelure with rich warm color. Survives in a superlative state of original condition. CT origin. Ca. 1790-1810. 14"W x 9 3/4"T x 9"D.

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