Super Cheese Box c. 1850 in Old Red over Original Blue

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  • Item Category: Ethnic, Folk & Native American Art
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Aug 24, 2010
  • Channel: Auction House

Prancing Horse Antiques
Satisfaction or I'll Make It Right! Super Cheese Box c. 1850 in Old Red over Original Blue
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Album This c. 1850 American Cheese Box makes a great bottom of the stack for pantry boxes, or smaller cheese boxes. It has great, early red paint, with in-use wear allowing the blue paint to show through. In addition, the interior blue paint is totally original, showing use from the many, many cheese wheels placed inside. The inside top shows less wear. The inside paint tells a great story in itself. The red second coat on the outside tells another story, as sometime when the box was still being used to hold cheese, it was painted this great strong red paint, which has worn down in spots to show the blue. The nails used are early irregular and square nails, with one square nail exposed on the bottom. Since this box was in heavy use during its life, t are minor imperfections, scuffs, etc., but overall, the box is in remarkably excellent condition. I especially like the laps used and the chamfering of the vertical seam. It was obtained from an old collection. Great size - 18 1/2" in diameter and 8 1/2" tall. Boxes of this calibre do not come along very often: great size, great color and great condition. The reserve is very low. Postage will be $25 for the eastern USA. I may ship UPS

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