Carved Oak Box

A 17th century necessity

This box is based upon examples from the 1600s New England colonies. The sides are made from red oak that was split out of a green (fresh cut) log. The top and bottom are single wide pine boards. The bottom is attached with forged nails. The top is attached to oak cleats and opens on wooden pintle hinges that are integral to the back board of the box. The front of the box is hand carved in a common 17th century motif.