This round wooden box is 13 3/4" tall and 15 1/4" wide. The box is nailed or "tacked" and is two layers of wood thick. There are no labels but there are a few marks--the number 54 and a check mark that appear to be in crayon are found on one side of the box. A small blue stain is also found on the edge of the inside and bottom--please see the photos. The marks and stain add to the primitive character of the cheese box.
This cheese box was most likely used for cream cheese. It remains sturdy. The lid is still together and functional but the space between the two boards make the top less than sturdy.
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