Antique Wood Tray Crate Box - 11x15 Storage Container Circa early 1900's
The woods are never solitary--they are full of whispering, beckoning, friendly life. Lucy Maud Montgomery
This antique pine wood crate was made sometime around the early 1900's. It was constructed with hand-forged flat head nails and features the loveliest of weathered wood grains, worn smooth over time. Highlighting all the nicks and scratches and scuff marks that only an authentic 100 year old box could accumulate, this wonderful marvel was discovered among a collection of antique French furniture and dishware.
A pre-cursor to modern-day cardboard, wood boxes such as this were used for all sorts of purposes from transporting goods to store display to household organization and farm management. Did this handsome helper cross the ocean from France to America carrying items of import? Maybe! Although there's really no way to tell as it contains no identifying mars as to country or continent. That's okay though. It's story lies in your imagination and in the weathered whisperings settled deep inside the wood.
- Hand-forged flat head nails
- Antique pine wood
In gorgeous condition - this is a very strong and sturdy box yet features a light weight as is appropriate with antique wood. Aged to perfection with various nicks, scuffs and scratch marks.
Measures 11" inches width) x 15" inches (length) x 3" inches (height) and weighs 1lb. 14 oz
An invaluable helper in so many ways, this handsome piece of history is perfect for pantry/kitchen organization, bar cart styling and serving tray purposes.