The carved arched backboard with sawtooth border is above the elliptical top deck facilitating five thread spools and an applied tray. The open wallpaper covered cavity above a bowed divider and drawer accommodated thread spools. The lower case containing a single drawer is raised on a cutout base. The outstanding and original paint displays a great patina and is without compromise.
A closely related box by the same hand was in the collection of Nan Gurley; we have images.
Inscribed on the bottom of drawer: Mrs. R. L. Carver / Bought 1859 / October the 8th 1877".
Date: Mid-19th Century
Measurement: Height: 9.75" width: 9"; depth: 6.75"
Material: White pine, basswood, polychrome, and walnut knobs
Condition: Excellent original condition