For sale is an antique 19th century upright slide top box equipped with a grater blade inside. Not sure what exactly this is used for, but likely a kitchen/farm tool. Beautiful dense wood grain on all sides, likely made of American walnut.
The lid is canted on the edges and have three carved finger holes. It is decorated with a central engraved pattern of a hex/pinwheel design, which indicates its Pennsylvania Dutch origin. The box is in great antique condition considering its age.No major damages (cracks or losses) detected. The larger body contains many irregular head hand wrought nails, which is a good indicator of its old age.
The box is structurally strong piece. Great antique patina and very sturdy box. Overall, this is a rare and interesting example of a 19th century American kitchen/homestead box that should not be passed by any serious collectors for early Americana/antique primitive/ antique wood ware/ antique kitchen items.
It measures 20" H x 11.5" W x 9 D. Minor surface scratches and imperfections commensurate with age. Please check the photos carefully for the condition of all sides. Feel free to check out my other antique and collectible listings.