Critter Run Antiques of The Yellow Garage Antiques offers a superb 19th century primitive antique cutlery carrier with drawer in original green paint. The top is divided into two compartments with a center board with a pierced heart shaped handle. Below the two sections a drawer is accessed on the side. Partial loss exists on the drawer divider. Measuring 23” L X 12 1/2” W X 8 1/4” H, (12 “ to handle) the box presents as a substantial, highly functional cutlery tray. The carrier was hand hewn from available wood, as evidenced by the piece incorporated with incised concentric circles. Craftsmen typically repurposed wood scraps when fashioning new household items. Age splits in the wood, overall condition and paint loss are illustrated in our photographs. A truly rare antique find, make this cutlery tray with drawer a handsome utilitarian centerpiece for your home in the 21st century.
Antique Cutlery Carrier with Drawer in Original Green Paint