A true OLD pre 1800s wall box. The primitive but shapely back of this wall box was hand cut and shaped much like a covered urn.
The original nails are early iron forged nails. Some nails have been replaced for repair over it's lifetime. The joints are quite crude but holding just fine and very sturdy. It is in the same untouched as-found condition as the day I found it nearly 30 years ago at an antique store in Virginia.
I have only ever only dusted it with clean cloth. Measures 12 1/4"h x 4 1/2"d x 7 1/2 wide. Some repairs, nails replaced and/or missing.
There are signs of wear and age throughout that includes some cracking, staining, and discoloration to the wood. It is sturdy and ready to hang or display flat on a table top. An excellent and authentic primitive hand made piece of Americana.The item "18TH C HANGING WALL BOX CANDLE BOX hand cut shape, old iron nails, AAFA" is in sale since Tuesday, February 19, 2019. This item is in the category "Antiques\Primitives". The seller is "ironandstrawantiques" and is located in Greensboro, North Carolina. This item can be shipped to United States.