Hingham, MA. ca. 1820-1840. Circular inglio stamped on the lid E.B. HINGHAM, attributed to Elisha Burr, Hingham, Massachusetts. Oval with opposing fingers. Pine top and bottom boards, with what appears to be ash or chestnut side-bands. Joinery by early hewn iron tacks and tiny wooden pegs. Wonderful early red paint with great surface and soft feel. 5 7/8 inches long x 4 1/4 wide x 2 1/4 tall. For reference, please see a paint decorated canteen by Elisha Burr, Hingham, circa 1822, at Old Sturbridge Village. An exemplary early painted box to stand alone or to stack.
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