Painted Candle Box With Key

Painted Candle Box With Key

Large, painted candle box with exuberant sienna graining over yellow ochre. 17″ long. Dovetailed and all original, including lock and key. C 1850, Virginia. 11.3″H x 17″W. Dovetail construction; Fine grain painted-surface all around. Original lock mechanism and key. Note slightly off-center location of escutcheon. Rose-head nails used to secure lock to the pine box.

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