This little box is believed to be a Shaker box for transporting the Queen bee, attributed to the Enfield, New Hampshire community, circa second quarter 19th century. It is well constructed with opposing single laps in the 'Harvard Shaker' fashion. Joined by early, hand-made iron nails and tiny wooden pegs. The lid has a hand-cut circular opening which is covered on the inside by a piece of cut glass pane. Faintly carved into the bottom is the name 'Brook' or 'Brooks'. Ex-collection of Anthony Macek. Diameter 5 ins x height 2.5 ins. In good condition overall with wear consistent with age and use. Section of glass appears to be missing. This item can be seen in the book, "Antique Boxes - Inside and Out", on page 59.
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