This is a most stylish and original small oval pantry box which is of Shaker origin. It has intricate lapping with one lap on the lid and two on the base and original nails. The colour is now a warm, deep brown but paler on the inside and where the lid covers the base. On the very bottom is an indecipherable pencil mark. The overall condition is excellent for the genre and its age, and it would make a lovely addition to a collection of Shaker items or as a feature in a pantry box stack. Length 4 ins (10cm), width 6 ins. (15.25cm), height 2.25 ins (6cm). Weight 108 grams. This item can be seen in the book, "Antique Boxes - Inside and Out", on page 104.
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