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Antiques Considered - May 28, 2014

A gentleman formerly from Alexandria, now living in the Middle Peninsula, recently purchased this handmade toolbox. The wood is pine, and the interior tray is intact. The interior shows signs of good wear over a long period of time. The hardware is original. On the lid is a small brass plaque with the maker’s name and address.  Interestingly, it has the earlier telephone letter exchange, rather than the later numerical one.

The box measures 20” wide, 14” high, and 15” deep. It was not in finished form, thus he refinished it to be able to use it in his home.

Toolboxes are popular items, at auctions, estate sales and antiques shops. This one is a nice example, with its value augmented by the brass plaque. The box dates from the late nineteenth or early twentieth century.

The use of stock hardware indicates that the piece could not have been from an earlier period. The brass corner brackets also are factory-made.

Refinishing this piece to make it serviceable appears to have been unavoidable. With dirt, grime and oils on it, using it in the home would have been virtually impossible, and the piece clearly would have had no future returning to its former life as a toolbox.

As to value, toolboxes with hand-forged hardware bring the higher prices. This one is worth $125. The tone and coloring of the wood is excellent, and the piece would serve well in an informal setting, but hardly suggest attempting to mix it with period Louis XV furniture.

Henry Lane Hull and his wife Lisa operate Commonwealth Antiques and Appraisals, Inc. at 5150 Jessie duPont Hwy. in Wicomico Church, VA.  Write to him at P. O. Box 35, Wicomico Church, VA 22579 or e-mail questions to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
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