For sale is a large and sturdy 1800s American bentwood Box with black paint. Under the coat of black, there are indications of a golden eagle that used to decorate its lid. You can also see that it is constructed using irregular shaped hand wrought nails. Each nail is different in size and head shape. The interior has some newspaper liner left.
I cannot find a definite date, but certainly in style consistent with the first half of the 19th century. The bentwood is very thick and well made compare to other pantry boxes I have seen. It measures approximately 11" in diameter and 4.5" tall. The box is in good antique condition with no cracks or losses. There are some age appropriate surface wear and imperfections but nothing serious.
Please check photos from all sides for detailed condition. Overall, this is a well-preserved early American folk art bentwood box. It would be a great addition to your early Americana/ antique wooden boxes/ antique primitives collections. Feel free to check out my other antique primitive listings in the store. This item is in the category "Antiques\Primitives".
The seller is "marblemill" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States.