This is a fascinating near-pair of salt boxes which display beautifully. They are possibly of Scottish origin with the body of the boxes of alternating bands of contrasting timbers. Both are lidded and have shaped backs with a hole for hanging (one hole larger than the other). Each lid is hinged and when opened, reveals a plain interior where the alternating timber bands can be seen to join. On the back of one there is possible gum residue and both show slight runs of darker lacquer – none of this shows when displayed. Otherwise, the condition is very good for their age of late 18th century. These two boxes look most effective when displayed standing on their bases or could also be hung if desired.
Maximum height 10.5 ins (26.3cm) and maximum width 6.25 ins (15.8cm). Combined weight 908 grams.
This item appears in my book, “Antique Boxes, Inside and Out” on page 101.
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Appealing Rare near-Pair of Georgian Salt Boxes
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