Opposing-Finger Round Pantry Box
New England, ca 1780-1820
Most likely Southeastern Massachusetts (Hingham).
Original green paint on pine top and bottom; maple-walled. Joinery by wrought nails including roseheads, which indicate this box pre-dates the majority of boxes of this form that we see.
The top is scribe-decorated with a pinwheel, and scallops.
Excellent structural condition. Expected period paint wear, untouched original condition.
About 5 1/2 inch diameter x 3 tall. From a private Connecticut collection. From the dry deep green paint to the scribed top and the wrought nails this box is exemplary.