An early Philadelphia walnut spice box

One of the earliest known examples of Philadelphia furniture, the construction and design of this walnut spice box suggest that it was made prior to 1700. The drawers are framed by red cedar moldings and are of nailed construction. Spice boxes were popular among Quaker families in the Delaware Valley during the early to mid-1700s. They provided secure, organized storage for costly imported spices and other small valuables such as silver teaspoons.


Condition: retains its original brass hardware; door, feet, and base molding replaced.

Dealer Philip Bradley Antiques
Date: c. 1695
Origin Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Measurements H. 19 3/4, W. 22 1/2, D. 11 1/4 inches
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Price $11,000
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