Lot 70A: New England Shaker Community Slide Lid Walnut Candle Box 1800s
25 October 2016
Milton, DE, USA
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Description: This is an antique rare early Shaker community size large dovetailed candle box from New England circa 1700s for your consideration. The candle box was handmade of walnut wood and has a chamfered sliding lid top with a large finger grip notch. An extremely large candle box like this would have been a staple in the Shaker community. The sides of community size candle box were finely dovetailed and the bottom was attached by peg joinery. The New England Shaker candle box is heavy in weight and has beautiful grain lines.
Condition Report: Excellent condition with age appropriate wear and patina
Dimensions: 14 1/2 inches long, 10 inches wide, and 6 1/2 inches high.