Here is an early pantry box in great condition. The box, in oak and pine, is 9 1/8" diameter and 5 1/2" tall. It has it's original bail handle complete with the wooden grip The skirt of the top is attached to the top wit wooden nails or pegs as is the box to the base. The side seam on the box has a wide overlap and is secured with conventional iron nails.
The box retains its original red wash with decoration on the top in yellow, orange and blue paint. The decoration is the letters "CTD" with bold scroll designs above and below.
We can't say enough about the condition of this pantry box - original surface, no damage, no repairs and great decoration.