From the woodworking shop at Sweetpea Cottage, we are offering this quaint little reproduction of an antique pipe box. While not an antique, it has been carefully distressed to simulate years of use. It is ready for you to use. Hang it on a wall or place in on a desk, use it to store your mail, or display a bouquet of dried flowers. The little drawer at the bottom can be used to hold all of those car keys that you keep misplacing. The uses are endless for this handy little box.
This pipe box has been crafted in our artisan Sweetpea Cottage woodworking shop. It is based on a design found in early 18th century salt boxes. The crowning touch to this piece is the inverted heart that serves both as a decorative element and as the way of hanging the box on the wall. It is 15 inches high, 5 inches wide, and is 4 1/4 inches deep. It is made entirely out of solid hard wood that has been hand-planed, glued, and nailed, to duplicate the look of the antique original. The piece is decorated with traditional milk paint, carefully buffed to smooth the surface, treated with two coats of rub-on polyurethane, and finally topped with a protective layer of high quality furniture wax. At various steps along the way, the piece was distressed with dings, scrapes, scratches and wear marks, in order to duplicate years of heavy use. The background color is China red and highlighted with lines of marigold yellow. Keeping with tradition, at the bottom there is a small drawer that would have been originally used to hold loose tobacco. Imagine decorative dried flowers in the top section with your car keys safely stashed in the drawer. With time the milk paint will continue to develop a richer color and patina that is so sought after by antique collectors.
Sweetpea Cottage stands behind everything that we sell. If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase, then you can return it for any reason. We will refund the full purchase price minus shipping charges. We ask that you notify us via email within 3 days of receiving your purchase that you intend to return it. Once it is returned to us in a timely fashion and in original condition, then we will issue your refund. Shop with confidence with us and you will never be disappointed.