George III Period Oak and Mahogany Salt Box
A good George III period mahogany salt box in well figured oak and with mahogany crossbanding.
c. 1785 - 1790
Hanging salt boxes in colonial homes, free-flowing grains [of salt] began with placing the saltbox near the fire for drying out lumps or removing a brick to make a salt niche. Mary Ellen Snodgrass, Encyclopedia of Kitchen History. Wooden saltbox hanging near cooking hearth in 18th century mansion in Gdansk, Poland.
Height16.50 inch(41.9 cm)

Width7.00 inch(17.8 cm)

Depth6.25 inch(15.9 cm)
Ref No. 8369
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