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    Posted 6 years ago

    Jewels
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    Hello all, this is what I believe is an antique document box. Not too certain though so any comments are appreciated. It has old nails and finger joints. Thanks for looking! Julie

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    1. pops52 pops52, 6 years ago
      What a great antique wooden box! 100 posts! Good for you Julie!
    2. Jewels Jewels, 6 years ago
      Thank you pops so very much! 100 posts! Oh my! : )
    3. kyratango kyratango, 6 years ago
      Happy centenary! ;-))
    4. Jewels Jewels, 6 years ago
      Haha! Yes! Thank you!
    5. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 6 years ago
      The pictures are a bit blurry but I wouldn't bet money on it being an antique. The wood looks old as does the one nail head I can see. The gain on the hinges is way out of place and there are screws missing and not even a hole where one may have been. I sooner think this is a rebuild. If it were a document box wouldn't it have a lock? You didn't mention any dimensions. I would think this is old but not an antique just yet.
    6. Jewels Jewels, 6 years ago
      Good points fhr! I appreciate the feedback. I should say vintage maybe? :) it is about 14 in l x 7 in tall x 7 deep
    7. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 6 years ago
      You have a nice piece here. From what I can see where the light shines across the top (pic #2) this looks hand planed. People buy items like this and sand them down smooth not knowing they are ruining it. Regardless of the age you have the components. Someone put forth an effort as best they could. A city slicker would buy this in a minute.
    8. Jewels Jewels, 6 years ago
      Haha thanks for the good info fhr, I think I'm the city slicker sometimes, but I like this box. Boxes help me hide a lot of junk I come home with! Thanks again!
    9. Alan2310 Alan2310, 6 years ago
      Hi
      Jewels
      I think what you got there its wood cardex box from 1930,mostly use in financial institution,business and retail store from that era.
      They use those wooden box as files system for address and telephone number
      The measurement you give was two cards beside each other.
      I have single one to post later this week from 1880-1900 in Oak,coming from the QuebecBank, missing the lid part.

      Regards

      Alan
    10. Jewels Jewels, 6 years ago
      Hello Alan! Thank you for taking the time to help me with this! I appreciate it! Very interesting and I look forward to seeing your box. My box is traveling toward a genuine antique :) Thanks again, All the best, Julie
    11. Alan2310 Alan2310, 6 years ago
      You welcome julie
      They not the same looking,but same purpose,classification of informations.
      Mind is single,yours is double card.
      Cheer

      Alan
    12. Jewels Jewels, 6 years ago
      Hi Alan! Ahh I see, I was just looking at some examples on a Google search. Thank you so much, makes total sense! I love wooden boxes! Cheers to you as well, Julie

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