I am EXTREMELY pleased to offer for your consideration this FABULOUS EARLY 19TH CENTURY WOODEN CHILDS DRUM THAT WAS TURNED INTO A PANTRY BOX. The drum measures 10" wide by 8" tall. I believe that this item is early 19th century and possibly late 18th century. The bands around the top and bottom of the box are in original old red paint. In both bands are the original holes that was used for the outside strings of the drum. All the holes on the top and bottom line up perfectly. The bottom and top boards are both early and most likely almost as old as the side panels. Both top and bottom have two boards that show WONDERFUL shrinkage in the wood. These are not cracks !! The star in the center has five brass tacks with what appears to be a piece of porcelain or ivory with a square nail holding it. T are black and yellow painted lines connecting the center piece to each tack. T are also two black and yellow painted lines going from the top to the bottom. The nails holding the bands on are small hand forged square and round headed nails. T are two small slivers of wood missing on the top and bottom bands. This is a very IMPRESSIVE piece of early Americana that would certainly be a center piece for any collection. Please check my pictures and feel free to email me if you have any questions. Check out my other items ! Please take into
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