This is an 8" pantry box with very unusual tri color paint with a folk art look. The underneath paint is mustard with red and green marbleized over that. The top is similar but a little different with some marbleizing and some blotches. There is a small amount of the red and green on the outside band on the top section. While the coloring is all similar, I do not know if the lid and base have always been together. The inside of the pantry box is also painted and the bottom on the outside. The top is rough with splits in the band, obviously damaged and repaired. There are a few gouges in the top. The lower section was made by stitching it together with thread instead of nails. This is rather unusual. The lower section is very sturdy but has a split across the bottom and also has a few gouges on the top. This has had a long hard life. One of my pictures shows one of the chip in the top. The diameter on the top is 8", and on the bottom section 7 3/4". It is 3 1/4" tall. This would date somewhere in the late 1800s, maybe earlier.
I took several pictures of the sides. Also there is a picture showing the stitches.
I have another box that I am listing at this time. The two stack nicely together. I am showing a picture of those two with another one to show how nicely these two would stack together. They are the two at the bottom of the group, but only the one described and photographed separately are for sale with this listing.
Item ID: 708207
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