G691 Mid 19th century oval single finger-lapped pantry box in original green paint. Box bears the carved initials “V R” on its top, and prominent brush strokes are visible in the paint. Steamed and bent sides are attached to the top/bottom with tiny wooden pegs, and the beautiful opposing finger laps are secured with small copper tacks. Great natural patina on bottom and inside. Wear indicative of age and use. Minor, very early, damage spot on one side of the lid’s lip as seen in photographs, but it does not detract from visual appeal of the box. Sturdy and tight.