Antique"Harvard Shaker" Oval Pantry Box with Copper Nails

Regular price $115.00

I've learned that 19th c. wooden pantry boxes with two finger laps running in reverse as on this one are typically referred to as Harvard Shaker, though in all likelihood were made in Hingham MA, also known as "bucket town", because of the huge number of firkins and buckets that were made there.  I don't often buy pantry boxes, about which I have little expertise, but I found this one especially lovely in size, shape and warm dry patina, with especially graceful tapering of the fingers.  With just a tiny bit of greening to the hand-forged copper nails here and there, all to the good. 

5 1/8” l x 4 7/8” w x 1 5/8” t and in good antique condition, 19th c., beautifully aged, sturdy and sound. There is a small loss to the lip on the bottom half of the box and a bit of separation at the tail of the lapped interior, both only visible when opened.