Yellow Garage dealer, Running Horse Antiques offers an early primitive cutlery box. The tray is divided into two sections, with a high arched center board and heart shaped pierced handle. Constructed of pine wood dovetailed and nailed, the carrier exhibits a warm patina acquired over time. Two inventive “make-dos” at either end of the tray cleverly address a small area of exterior loss at one bottom corner and a minor interior loss at the diagonal corner. Both are examples of simple effective repairs utilized at a time when folks from all walks of life made do with what was available out of necessity and thrift. Today, creative make-dos such as these only serve to enhance the desirability of antique pieces. Measuring 13 7/8” wide by 8” deep Running Horse Antiques’s flatware box will provide a charming home addition in both form and function.
Primitive Dovetailed Pine Cutlery Box with Pierced Heart Shaped Handle