Estimate: $5,000 – $7,000
Pine and maple, original bright red bittersweet painted finish, single lap secured with 12 copper head tacks pinned in a straight line, three copper tacks secure the rim lap, the bottom is painted red, excellent condition, Enfield, NH, c. 1850, faint pencil inscription under lid, believed to have been made by Elder Joseph Johnson (1781-1852) Enfield, N.H., (see Shaker Design, June Sprigg, pg. 111, #55, for a signed round box with the same dimensions and color), 3 3/4″ h, 6″ w, (ex. Don Emerich collection).
This is one of the finest boxes of this rare style.