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Small staved lidded tub in terrific surface.  New England, ca. early 19th century.  Pine staves with probably ash bands, secured by button hole joinery.  Original green paint darkly oxidized.   Originally over-varnished, the entire  piece has an desirable crackled surface.  Mary Earle Gould, in Early American Woodenware, describes the use of such a tub as for storage of butter or sugar.  Stands tall and straight.  Good early American painted treen.  Just 9 1/2 inches tall. 

 
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