G374 19th Century lidded dough box in original mustard paint. Dovetailed and square head nail construction with lipped lid that retains two original grasp battens. Nail/screw holes around edge of lid, along with remnants of two labels, indicate this dough box was once used as a wooden crate at some point - being shipped from “C.A. DeLong” Clark’s Corner, Conn.” to “For Edgar R. Kiess, Muncy Valley, Pennsylvania”.
measurements are: . Measurements: 30 1/4” long x 13 1/4” wide x 12” tall at battens
Note: “Edgar R. Kiess” was a school teacher, successful publisher/printer, served three terms in the Pennsylvania State House of Representatives, then served in Congress.
Note: “C. A. DeLong” was a Superintendent in Connecticut.