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An early Philadelphia spice box

Origin United States, Pennsylvania
Period Pre 18th Century
Materials Walnut, red cedar, tulip poplar, oak; brass
W. 22.55 in; H. 19.75 in; D. 11.25 in;
W. 57.28 cm; H. 50.17 cm; D. 28.58 cm;
Condition Good. Retains its original interior drawers and brasses. Replaced door, feet, and base molding.
Creation Date c. 1695
Description One of the earliest known examples of Philadelphia furniture, the construction and design of this spice box suggest that it was made in the late 1600s. The drawers are framed by red cedar moldings. Spice boxes were popular among Quaker families in the Delaware Valley during the early to mid-1700s. They provided secure, organized storage for costly imported spices and other small valuables such as silver teaspoons.
Styles / Movements Americana, Traditional, William & Mary
Incollect Reference Number 338448
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