Very possibly one-of-a-kind, this box will certainly appeal to all levels of collectors of Arts and Crafts items. Most likely English in origin and constructed around 1900, it carries the qualities that one would desire in Arts and Crafts objects with just a touch of Gothic character. Made of solid wood the corners have been carefully joined with hand-cut dovetails. It is made from a softwood that has been carefully flame-scorched to emphasize the grain structure of the wood and then wire-brushed to bring the wood to a satin finish. Hand-hammered copper strap hinges and a hasp are fastened to the box with copper nails. The inside is lined with another type of wood that might be cedar judging by the smell. Because of the lining it was possibly used as a cigar humidor at one time. If so, there is no residual odor of cigars left. The condition is excellent. Wear is consistent with age and use. There are two holes in the copper strapping on the back that do not have nails in them. It is not clear if there ever were nails in the holes. The box measures 8 by 9 1/2 inches at the base, stands about 6 inches tall, and slopes to a top that is 5 3/4 by 7 inches at the top.
There are lots of Arts and Crafts boxes available to the avid collector, but it is unusual to run into such a unique item. It will capture everybody's attention. One can easily visualize this piece sitting in a paneled den, library, or on an executive desk. You can shop with confidence at Sweetpea Cottage. YOUR SATISFACTION IS GUARANTEED. If you wish to return your purchase for any reason we gladly refund your purchase price minus shipping. Within three days of receiving your item, simply notify us by email that you wish to return it. Once we receive it in original condition in a timely fashion, then we will refund the full purchase price minus shipping charges. Shipping is $12.00 within the U.S.
Item ID: AntACB-465
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