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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. In bygone days, bentwood boxes were used both by men in their shops and by women in their homes to store small items. My boxes have been juried in the Directory of Traditional American Crafts by Early American Life Magazine. With proper use, my boxes will last a lifetime.
Bentwood boxes were often found in nesting sets, similar to the set shown here, and the nesting sets look especially nice on a shelf or on the top of a cupboard. This set includes my ‘A’, ‘B’, and ‘C’ sizes. Size ‘A’, the largest box in this set, is about 10” in diameter and about 4 ½ inches tall.
These boxes are excellent for storing those small items in an 18th Century shop. Also ideal for use in the kitchen or in the sewing room. I also use my boxes at parties for serving cookies and other small edible treats. When used to serve food, I put brown wax paper inside before I put in the food items.
The color scheme on this set approximates a similar color scheme from a 19th Century nesting set of Shaker boxes from their village in New Lebanon, New York.
The hand rubbed finish gives the box a nice patina and aged look. This set would make an excellent Christmas present.
Price for this set is $ 150.00, which includes shipping.
Box set Handmade by Carroll Ross
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