This is a lovely sweet grass box with tiny metal artisan hinges. The design is made by gathering the grass together with wire wrap. The box opens to reveal a tightly woven sweet grass reed bottom. Although unmarked, this item is similar to those made by the Shakers for retail sale. The condition is very good for age although the lower section of the closing mechanism is possibly missing but the upper looped tag is still present. This would be an interesting item to add to one’s collection of Folk Americana or for a collection of items related to knitting. Length 11 ins (28cm), width 2.75 ins (7cm), depth 2 ins (5cm). Weight 60 grams. This item appears in my book, “Antique Boxes, Inside and Out” on page 59.
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