An antique laminated salt box which was a must in kitchens from days gone by. This wooden salt barrel is quite handsome, constructed of wood stave's much like wooden barrels and buckets. The slats alternate in wood type and color traveling around the salt barrel. Note the large doughnut hole on the top back plate so this handy piece of kitchenware may be hung on a wall, it also sits sturdy on a flat surface. I believe the rounded back plate was cut straight on top to accommodate sitting under a shelf (it is not broken). The lid flips up for easy and quick access. On front is a pewter plaque "Salt", describing the mineral it should contain. I really can't think of any other spices or herbs that received such large containers other than sugar.
Size: 10-1/2" x 5-1/2"
Condition: Pristine. The laminated wood is in excellent condition with normal surface wear from salt dating back to the 1800's. All hardware appears to be original.
Item ID: 15.KB1