Although found in Maine, this sweet Sundries Box is of New Hampshire origin, once owned by a Sarah Gibbs. I wish I could give you more provenances on Sarah, but this is all we were told when we acquired it. Everyone needs a Sundries box or in today’s terms you might call it a junk box or catch-all box; a place to toss small items that you don’t know whatever else to do with them or what they are for, but just can’t part with them. Years ago young ladies might fill a sundries box with hair ribbons or the occasional note or card. The pine box is quite nice and just gleams with wonderment of what Sarah may have saved in it. There’s a mystic about it, a presence. The box is finely crafted and was well taken care of by Sarah. Please check photos closely to see how the lid has a 3/8 inch trim piece set around the front and sides and is wire-hinged to the box, similar to a snipe hinge. I’ve not ever seen this done so finely before. The box itself measures 9 3/8 inches long by 5 3/8 inches wide by 3 1/8 inches deep and has been set on two board bottom that measures 10 inches long by 6 inches wide. Total height of box is 3 7/8 inches high. What I like most is the wire latch. To open you press the front loop and lift the top. The box has original black paint with old barn red painted initials, S. A. G. The box has been well taken care of. It is clean, without odors and in good usable condition. I really like this box. It’s different. Sales tax must be collected for buyers living in or picking up in New York State. Local tax rate applies.