Finger jointed box lid, c.1890

American wooden pantry box lid from a Shaker style oval storage box with original, warm patina surface. When I found this lid at an antiques shop in West Stockbridge, MA a few years ago it was being used as a tray

Measures 10-1/2″ wide, 7-1/2″ deep, 3/4″ high

This type of crack stabilizing wood strip repair is quite common in household items and I have seen many examples such as this over the years

The stack of finger jointed pantry boxes below includes a large Shaker example at the bottom

Photo courtesy of Z & K Antiques

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