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Two-Finger Oval Covered Pantry Boxes
4/12/2014 - Americana: Live Salesroom Auction
American, 19th century. A pair of oval covered pantry boxes, having pine tops and bottoms with bent maple sides, joined with two opposing fingers and metal tacks, one in red paint, the other unpainted and with a mostly indecipherable pencil inscription including Ack(?) French(?) / made...for / Gale and given to me when / I was a little girl probably 60 yr / years ago, 1877 / Achsute(?) French(?) Hobbs / Jan(?) 18, 1949(?); largest ht. 2.25, dia. 5.5 x 7 in.

Provenance:  
From the Estate of Kenneth Erwin, Portland, Michigan


Condition:  
Some surface wear and paint loss. A few small splits near tacks. Largest with some crayon marks on interior.
Sold: $120.00
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