Southern miniature sugar chest or sugar box, possibly Alabama, walnut primary and poplar secondary. Rectangular post and panel case with half-depth hinged top and square molding, applied brass escutcheon, ends terminating into short tapered feet. Includes a United States of America Office of Price Administration sugar purchase ration certificate issued to Rosemary Reagin, Rogersville, Lauderdale County, Alabama, dated June 28, 1942. Alabama or Tennessee. 20" H x 27 1/2" W x 17 5/8" D. Second quarter 19th century. Provenance: Private Southeast Tennessee collection. CONDITION: Overall good condition with an older refinish. Patch filling lock area of interior 1 1/8" x 2 3/8". Center divider missing. Shrinkage to case including a 11 3/4" shrinkage crack, right side and other scattered shrinkage cracks, largest 4". Escutcheon and hinges are later replacements.
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