This is the front which I showed some of the carving steps of.
Here is an end view.
A shot with the lid open showing the forged hinges with the Tulip finials.
A front shot of the Sassafras Box with a slanted lid pivoting on hand forged Butterfly hinges.
An end view showing the different carving pattern on the end of the box. Both boxes are about 19 inches wide 12 inches deep and the walnut is 7 inches tall and the sassafras a little over 8 inches. The walnut box is assembled with hand cut dovetails and the Sassafras box with hand forged nails, both were typical construction for the period. These beautiful boxes were made from the early 1600's until about 1740 and then faded from the scene. Thanks for looking, this box is sold however if you are interested in a simlar box please contact me at email@example.com, prices start at $395.