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Dovetailed Wooden Bee Box w/ Isinglass Windows, Early 20th Century
An early 20th century double-chambered wooden Bee Box with 2 isinglass windows and a unique movable internal divider between the chambers. The box measures 5 7/8” x 3” x 2 ½” (high), and each round isinglass window is 1 3/8” in diameter. Never having used a bee box, I am not exactly sure how this one works, other than the moveable divider is operated by a carved wooden lever on the backside of the box.
The box is in very fine condition with natural mellow color and no splits, cracks, etc. The isinglass is complete, although fragile: there are some cracks and there is some peeling of the layers, but the circular cuts in the lid are completely covered. Expertly crafted dovetails, and the carved lever is very well done. One of several bee boxes that I will be listing on Ruby Lane over the next week or so. Additional photos available; please contact me.
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