12 1/2" length, 5 1/8" width, 2 3/4" height
Artisan Crafted in East Tennessee
Individually Signed and Numbered
Functional and Decorative
Lacquer Finish Resists Water, Alcohol
, Fruit Juice
, and Other Common Household Spills
The predominant sale of this unique box is for gifts to people outside of the United States. We learn of people enclosing pens, letters, or other sentimental items inside of these boxes to make them the most sentimental of gifts. There is a one known example of this type of oval box, but several references to them. The Shakers made them to present (thus the origin of the name Presentation Box) to their relatives when they came to visit them in their community. Often they would contain other special Shaker made items. This box is narrower and shorter than other oval boxes. The swallowtails are long and narrow for the most distinguished of looks. Our Shaker reproduction and Shaker inspired products are made in the traditional manner. Each item is individually crafted and no two are ever exactly alike. The swallowtails are held together with copper tacks made on a machine that was making tacks over 100 years ago.