Shaker Oval Box
in Original Stain
 

Northeast, ca. mid 19th century.
Appears to be pine top and bottom, maple sidewall, joinery by copper nails. The fingers are beautifully cut and elegantly long. Dry surface. Full orange stain coverage with minor abrasions; the interior pristine. Excellent crisp clean condition save for as-often-found stress hairlines at the bottom of each end. Perfect tight fit of lid to base.
About 7 inches long x 5 wide x 2 5/8 tall. From a long time private New England collection.. 

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