Material: White walnut (Butternut) with poplar secondary wood
Condition: Very good. The once divided interior retains four original guides that
received the removeable dividing panel which is missing. The surface is darkly oxidized
and uniform; a small are of surface loss [on top] was professionally restored. Displays
Additional Information: The rectangular lid with cleated ends having applied moldings
and retaining original butt-hinges above a conforming case of mortise and tenon joinery;
the whole on nicely turned legs resting on ball-feet; legs and stiles integral.
All boxes, copper & iron tack, and peg construction, in very good original condition, all
with straight seams except the powder blue box, third from bottom…lid with gothic
finger; no breaks or losses. The whitish box with grayish tint, second from top displays
some paint flaking/losses to one area; yellow box, sixth down from top in original
surface history…old mustard yellow over red. One inscribed “cream of tartar”, another
with paper label for “pimento”; another impressed with “Winchendon, Massachusetts”
maker’s stamp. Provenance: Mountain Crest Antiques, Hadley. Massachusetts, 2001.
(Stack height: 33.5"; smallest diameter: 4.625"; largest diameter: 10.5")
This ash bucket is in old grungy green paint, possibly original. The tapering handles swings on turned button-head pegs; two good size pegs secure the bottom bentwood band. Top and bottom display maker’s marks. (Extremely minor imperfections; Height: 10"; diameter: 9.75")
Molded top over case of twelve drawers, the case resting on applied bracket base
(One partial foot restored; minor imperfections to a few drawer lip-corners; the back feet are joined by bracket which is not original; the feet are original; glue blocks replaced, else fine and original; H: 20.75"; W: 16"; D: 9.5")
Iron tack and peg construction, opposing fingers; original blue paint, heavy patina
appearing deep green thinning to blue. The base is fine; wood loss to top rim above
finger, closed shrinkage fissure at one end, else fine.
(Height: 2.5"; width: 6.25"; depth: 4.5")
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