Life in Old South Central Alabama

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South of Birmingham, Alabama, United States
I am an antique trader in central Alabama....I love old houses... My log home was built in 1817 by my ancestors Benjamin and Hannah Harless Wilson .............. Outside the house are herb gardens and lots of pass-along plants................ No one in Alabama is in a hurry about anything......... Visitors think that the garden needs weeding and the furniture needs polishing....I am a direct descendant of Joseph Towne, whose two sisters Rebecca Towne Nurse and Mary Towne Easty were hanged in Salem, Massachusetts, in 1692 as witches. I am also a direct descendant of Pocahontas and husband John Rolfe.

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Sugar Chest

My friend Charleen led me to discover and purchase in Montgomery this sugar chest from a well known and respected primitives dealer.

Dovetales on all for sides.  The front dovetales are on the outer edges.

The dovetales in the back are hidden behind.

The lid measures 30" x 20 ".  The base box measures 
29" x 19 1/2 ".  The height is 26". 

The dividers for the sugar/brown sugar/coffee were removed long ago but the grooves show they were there and prove the original intent for the piece. 

The lid shows appropriate wear. 

I had to take at least one shot in sepia. 

1 comment:

  1. A thing of beauty is a joy forever.
    Good find!