Box # 79
Bentwood boxes have been made and used for storage in European cultures for several hundred years. My boxes are made by using 18th Century bending and shaping techniques, and they are appropriate for any 18th Century living history interpretation. They also look extremely well in houses with either rustic or Early American décor. Bentwood boxes were used by men in their shops and by women in the homes to store small items. I also use historical reproduction paints for my boxes, similar in color to boxes found on boxes in 18th Century museums in America. My boxes have been juried in the Directory of Early American Crafts by Early American Life Magazine. With proper use, my boxes will last for years.
Box # 79 is my ‘A’ size, the largest size boxes I make, slightly oval in shape and about 10.5 inches at the longest point. Around 4.5 inches tall. This particular box is made from maple. It is very sturdy and would be suitable for many uses. The paint is ‘Child Rocker Red,’ an historic reproduction Williamsburg paint made by Old Village Paints.
Bentwood boxes make excellent Christmas presents.
Box normally sells for $60.00. I will sell this box for $60.00, and I will absorb the cost of the postage.
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