John Philbrick Antiques
Box 174, Edwardsville, IL 62025    603.498.5009


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Recent Finds:  18th Century Pine Wall Box
In the 18th century, when this was crafted, the wall box was as indispensable as the refrigerator is today. Given that houses in this period was bereft of tyvec and teminix... it was absolutely necessary to keep anything of interest to small mammals high up. This fine example has both sculptural simplicity and much evidence of use over the last two hundred years. It is worn. Bits are missing. Some of the rose-head nails have lost their bloom... and there seems to be evidence of red stain over red paint- with a healthy coat of grunge. A crack in the lollipop has been repaired with a nail and some of the wrought nails have been exposed through expansion. It looks, as it should, having descended through two centuries. Given that it is white pine- I would say it was crafted in New England in the later part of the 18th century.

Pine and wrought iron nails with red stain  9.75 tall, 7.75 wide & 8 deep  $975



Box 174, Edwardsville, IL 62025    603.498.5009