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Measures: 4” tall, 5” wide
This old spool box has the perfect patina! While most of the round spool boxes we see are made of turned wood, this one is bent wood – similar to Rob’s Shaker boxes! This box would have been soaked in water and bent around a mold, the overlapping seam was then held together with an adhesive. There are tiny holes drilled all the way round the box for the thread to come through. Inside are 8 metal spool holders. The thread is included, 2 cottons and 2 silks on wooden spools. There is one small crack near the top of the box at the overlap. Please see photo. The top fits nicely in place. I don’t believe the lithograph in the top is original to the piece, however, it is very old as well. There is a stamp on the inside cover, it is not easy to read, I can see Co. but the rest is very faded. I would estimate that this dates to the 1860’s – 1870’s.