Colonial Square Lap Boxes

Square Lap Boxes

Colonial Square Lap Boxes

These pantry containers used by the Colonists and dating from the 1600's were designed and
crafted to store cheese and butter, spices, small quantities of sugar, meals, and powdered herbs.


Factory production of "pantry boxes" did not start until the 1850's, about the same time
Daniel Cragin established Frye's Mill. The tops and bottoms are carefullly fitted with clear maple,and the sides (also maple) are hand bent around molds at the Mill over 100 years old! The vertical lap joints of these round boxes are fastened with brass tacks.


Available in natural or stained finish.

Colonial Square Lap Boxes
F190 #1   5" dia. x 2-1/2" h.

F191 #2   6" dia. x 3" h.

F192 #3   7" dia. x 3-1/2" h.

F193 #4   8" dia. x 4" h.

F194 Set (4) Square Laps #1-4



14" Square Lap Box

The largest of all our woodenware line, 42 tiny copper tacks secure the vertical lap joint that require four hands at once to bend, wrap, and finish!

By Special Order Only!

Available in natural or stained finish.

14" Square Lap Box
F195   14-1/4 l. x 11" w. x 8-1/2" h.

Mini Bail Box

Mini Bail Box

Only 4-3/4" diameter and 4-1/4" high, the mini-bail box is fitted with a wire and wood swing handle, a scaled down version of larger Bail Boxes made at the Mill over 100 years ago. The box, originally used by farmers and shopkeepers to measure and carry to market butter, cheeses, spices, herbs and berries, is once again authentically crafted at the Mill.


Available in natural or stained finish.

F530 4-3/4" dia. x 4-1/4" h.
Side height 2-1/4".

 

Apothecary Box

A smaller version of our mini bail box, the apothecary box would have held tin and glass viles of medicinal remedies prescribed by pharmacists of years past. Maple with a delicate wire and wood handle


Available in natural or stained finish.

F531 3-3/4" dia. x 4-1/4" h.
Side height 2-3/8".

About Our Finishes

Natural - Absolutely no finish. Sanded and ready for decorating
Stained - Our stain color is fruitwood (a medium brown) with clear protective topcoats.