Condition: Fine original condition, beautiful color, and patina
Additional Information: Canted sides on projecting base resting on small cast iron feet
shaped like Shaker pegs. (Not suggesting that this is Shaker).
Spaulding’s Revolving Beehive, Painted Decoration, Cheese-box Design
THERESA, NEW YORK / PAT’D APR. 1869 Date/Period: 1869-1877 - SOLD
Measurement: Height: 17"; diameter: 12"
Material: Steamed and bentwood, pine, and poplar
Condition: Very good paint, as depicted, wood loss to lid and projecting center molding,
all else very fine.
Additional Information: The lid and cylinder emblazoned with the makers name and
patent date. Allover fancy painted scrolling, large flowers, and a depiction of 30 bees
about to enter the Revolving Beehive…. visually appealing. It is obvious that Charles
Eldad Spaulding's career as a cheese-box maker greatly influenced his circular
revolving beehive design which was never commercially successful.
We know of one other extant example in the collection of the Henry Ford Museum.
The square box featuring canted sides on a projecting base in red and green paint.
The bottom is of tongue and groove construction; outside of box retains 98% original
paint; interior worn or thinning…perhaps 30% remains else nice dark patina.
(Height: 3.25"; width: 15.5"; depth: 15.25")
The molded and cleated lid is hung from original copper hinges and retains its original painted surface; S. BARRETT 1821; the front of the dovetail joined case displays pinwheel and star decoration and features a copper heart-shaped escutcheon; the interior fitted with twelve 18th century olive green colored gin bottles. Samuel Barrett was born on Nantucket January 29th, 1793 to Nathaniel Barrett and Margaret Brock (or Coffin). He was the Whaling Master on the ship Sally, Nantucket, Massachusetts, 1820.
(See Whaling Masters, Compiled by the Federal Writers Project, WPA of Massachusetts) H: 12"; W: 19.5"; D: 14.25"
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")
A mid to late 19th century large paint decorated Lehnware coopered water bucket by Joseph L. Lehn of, Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania. Arched wire bail handle with turned wooden grip. The interior is painted white, exterior painted with an overall grained orangish-red color over a salmon ground having a distinct and unusual diagonal tendril-like combed decoration. Two iron bands contain the staves; bands are painted black and are centered by fine mustard yellow stripes; decorated with hand painted red and cream pussy willow designs and green leaves on a yellow undulating stem; handle tabs are painted black. (In generally good condition having minor imperfections commensurate with time and use; height: 7"; height at handle: 12"; diameter: 9")
A tack and peg constructed storage box with pine top and bottom; bent maple sides joined by four fingers facing right, secured with handmade copper tacks. The box retains full coverage paint and is in excellent condition.
(Dimensions: 4.5" H, 11.75" W, 8.25" D.)
As depicted, ash side with pine top and bottom; clinched nail and wood-peg construction; wire bail-handle with turned wood grip. Very old paint looks to be over natural surface. There is a 1/8 by 1” loss to outside edge of top. (6.25 by 11”)
Pantry Box, Harvard Type, Original Green Paint, Dry Oxidized Surface
New England, Probably Massachusetts
19th Century - SOLD
Tack and peg construction, maple and pine, fine condition
(H: 2.5"; W: 6.25"; D: 4.5")
Pantry Box, Round, Tapered Opposing Fingers, Original Green paint
19th Century - SOLD
Tack and peg construction, brass tack ornamentation, fine condition
(H: 2.75"; diameter: 5")
Top to bottom: Pantry Box, Birdseye Maple, Surface
Small size, tapered fingers, tack and peg construction
Late 18th Century - SOLD
Pantry Box, Red Paint, Round,
18th Century - SOLD
The lid with buttonhole lap over box with single tapering finger; tack and peg construction; strong traces of original red paint. Dimensions: 2.25" H, 5" diameter.
Pantry Box, Round, Old Surface
Tack and Clinched Nail Construction
Early 19th Century
New England - SOLD
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