Signed and Dated Pantry Box in Bittersweet

Signed and Dated Pantry Box in Bittersweet

$195.00Price
  • Dated 1897 pantry box in original bittersweet paint.

    The box probably dates from about 1870-80, but this inscription is written on the underside of the cover:

    "C.J.S. , M.C. S., December 23rd 1897, Stormy.  Played checkers and dominoes. W.B. down to rings and RJS to Georges"

    Excellent, vibrant milk paint with appropriate wear.

    There is wear to the box - age shrinkage to the lid, creating a gap on 2 sides between the top and sides.  A small sliver along the bottom edge of the box.

    7" x 3 1/4"

    Found in Connecticut.

    $10 shipping