Early American Wallbox
in Historic Red Painted Surface
New England, ca. 18th century. Hand-planed pine, with soulful very dry, original red paint with patterns of wear that speak to how it was handled and used. Appears untouched. Case joinery by wrought T-head nails, the drawer with large dovetails tightened probably years later with cut nails. The back of the drawer bears the inscription SS-245, likely an old museum accession number. About 18 ¼ inches tall x 6 5/8 wide x 4 ½ deep. May be hung or rest on a horizontal surface. If you seek early Americana in high-character original paint and dry surface showing the story of its usage, then this box is for you. Few wallboxes with this caliber of surface come to market. Provenance: Midwestern collection years ago from David Good.