RARE MID-19TH CENTURY AMERICAN PRIMITIVE ANTIQUE BENTWOOD NINE-PIECE BLACK STENCILED SMALL SPICE STORAGE BINS, W/LARGE ROUND. American primitive 19th c baking accessories. Possibly by Vanzandt & Fenner, Rochester, NY. Overall: 9 ½" Diameter x 3 ¼" Height (pantry box).Pepper container: 3" Height x 3 ¼" Diameter. 7 Piece small spice containers: 3" Height x 2 ¾" Diameter. 10 Pieces: Small sized Mace, Nutmeg, Ginger, Allspice, Cloves, Cinnamon, Mustard bentwood containers with tin trim and the larger Pepper bentwood container, plus the large, round bentwood with tin trim pantry box spice holder, with the tin trimmed bottom floor and the top lid that is missing the tin trim edging that originally came with the lid and entire ensemble. Possibly made by Vanzandt & Fenner, 76 Main Street, Rochester, NY.
The inside of the wooden top is discolored and may be hiding the former maker's stenciled stamped label on the lid. This wonderful, period, American, mid-19th century original, authentic bentwood, black stenciled, tin edged spice bin ensemble is in very well-preserved overall antique condition. The individual bentwood, separate spice bins don't suffer from fractures, stains, loss, missing lids or bottoms.
The black stenciling found on the lids and sidewalls denoting what spices each bentwood bin holds are largely still clear and crisp, making this spice ensemble especially pleasing and desirable. The larger'Spice' labeled bentwood pantry box containing all the smaller bins is also in very well-preserved antique condition, but has one of the rolled edge tin bands missing. The top of the spice ensemble is a cut-out, round piece of wood missing its tin edge. This, however unfortunate, is literally the only issue this period, mid-American antique 19th century spice ensemble has. The bentwood has wonderful aged natural patina and great mellow, glowing honey/amber color.
The tin edges are only slightly oxidized and matted back but don't demonstrate any significant occurrences of oxidation and the unsightly presence of rusting that often disqualifies these pieces and relegates them to purely decorative objects. This particular antique bentwood spice ensemble is complete and could immediately be put back into daily action in a kitchen. It of course has tremendous historic and decorative value and the black stenciling on all the individual spice containers and larger pantry box is simply outstanding for pieces nearly 170 years old. If country, decorated primitives, early American cultural artifacts and American antiques are your particular game or even if you only can appreciate their obvious intrinsic value, then this particular American mid-19th century period bentwood spice ensemble can be seen as easily being head-and-shoulders above the rest.Good to Very Good overall vintage condition. Only the top wooden lid of the entire spice ensemble is missing its tin edging and rolled tin trim. The spice ensemble is otherwise complete and without any further damage or condition issues. Found here in southern New Hampshire. The item "RARE MID-19TH CENT ANTIQUE BENTWOOD/TIN 9 PIECE STENCILED SPICE BINS/PANTRY BOX" is in sale since Thursday, December 6, 2018.
This item is in the category "Antiques\Primitives". The seller is "modsanctuary" and is located in Milford, New Hampshire. This item can be shipped worldwide.