E.B Frye and Son Wilton, NH Antique Lidded Pantry Box

Regular price $135.00

Such a beauty of a box! This large, thick walled, lidded bentwood pantry box or dry measure was made by E.B. Frye in Wilton, New Hampshire, founded in 1909. It  bears the company name and location on the interior bottom of the box and I believe likely dates to the second decade of the 20th century. I have found a number of other Frye boxes online, but very few still with lids.

This varnished box has a wonderfully rich patina. The bottom of the box is constructed of three slats, as pictured. It features the original nails--10 up the seam of the box where the wood overlaps, and an additional 8 larger and 4 smaller nails around the perimeter at the bottom. The lid features a seam of three nails at the overlap and 4 large and 2 small nails around the perimeter, with what looks to be four small nails missing around the top rim. There is one area where the surface of the wood is cracking a bit, as documented in photos, but it is in overall excellent condition and structurally very sound. 

Dimensions: 9 1/4" inches in diameter; 5-1/2 inches tall. The bentwood is approximately 3/8 inches thick.