They called it a 19th century Yellow Pine Lidded Storage Box. Accurate but not the whole story.
The local auction a few days back was a bit of a disappointment. I had high hopes for the other auction house at their Friday night auction. Unfortunately, this week, theirs wasn’t much better. At least from my perspective. Some might be thrilled.
Only a few things of interest. There is this one piece that defied an easy explanation. It is a yellow pine lidded storage box. But why does it take this form? I want to know the rest of the story. Let’s start with a look at the box in question.
Note the staple(?) on the side near the bottom. There is one on the other side as well. Was this an attachment point?
Here is the lidded part.
With a forged hasp.
This view let’s you see the kerfed and rounded end. (Kerfing is placing a series of parallel saw cuts on the back of a board to allow it to bend.
This interior view really shows the kerf cuts.
And we need the top view.
Let me throw in this bonus tilt-top table. It is a full table and not a candle stand.
What makes this one interesting is the feet.
And the obligatory dovetail shot.
Not my favorite ever.