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Pennsylvania Spice Box

19 days ago by sandhill | 15 comments »

I was doing a little research on spice boxes and came across a lot of information the boxes were used for storing valuable jewelry, pieces of lace as well as yes, spices. In 1875 some spices could cost as much as 4 days wages (a way of establishing value in those days) as you may have realized they were a luxury item made of high-quality wood and decorated with fine inlay. Considerable skill went into there design and construction. The intricate interiors and drawers employed false bottoms or false backs that conceal secret compartments as well as a spring latches, sometimes called a ”Quaker lock” that would allow the back to slide down to expose a dead space to hide documents or le...

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