This box fascinated me as soon as I saw it in an auction quite a few years ago. There is a label that reads, in part "This box comes from Suffield, Conn. It was hand-made about or before 1800. Property of " ***I am not sure of the name, but it appears to be Gustavius Austura or a similar name. (See Photos.)
Size: 10 and 1/4 inches x 5 inches x 4 and 1/4 inches.
The overall condition is as you would expect from an object of substantial age that has been displayed/handled/used, usually over the lifetimes of several owners.
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