This is a rare hardwood candle box that is Amish made. Remains of paper label at one end suggests that the box was made from tool shipping boxes. Corners are square box joints. Bottom is nailed on. Top is a sliding lid with finger groove. Measures 12 1/2 inches across, 5 1/4 inches wide, and 3 1/4 inches deep. Lid slides nicely with some looseness due to wood age shrinkage. Beautiful wood grain.
Amish InformationTotal population 227,000 (Old Order Amish) Founder Jakob Ammann Regions with significant populations United States (notably Ohio , Pennsylvania and Indiana ) Canada (notably Ontario ) The various Amish (pronounced AH-mish) or Amish Mennonite church fellowships are Christian religious denominations, and they form a very traditional subgrouping of Mennonite churches. They are often best known for their simple living, plain dress and their resistance to the adoption of many modern conveniences. The history of the Amish church began with a schism in Switzerland within a group of Swiss and Southern German Mennonites, in 1693. The leader of the schismatic faction was a Mennonite Elder named Jakob Ammann. Those who followed Amman became known as Amish, or Amish Mennonites. In the early 18th century, many Amish Mennonites began immigrating to Pennsylvania for a variety of reasons. Today, ... read more