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18th century New England pipe box. This soulful survivor is a prime example of early rural craftmanship. Constructed with forged square nails and set on a slightly extending base. The tall back board is topped with a lollipop handle and well-worn hanging hole. The sides are decoratively carved; the front top edge features a "cupid's bow" shape. The drawer appears to have been restored; the knob is pegged into the original drawer front. The painted surface is original and in as-descended condition, evidencing the extent to which this box was an integral part of 18th century home-life. Provenance: Private collection; Don Olson; Stephen Score; Stephen Douglas. Dimensions: width 5"; depth 4"; height 16".
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