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  UNUSUAL BLUE-GREY GRAIN BIN WITH THREE DRAWERS, NEW YORK STATE, ca 1865-1885
Dimensions (inches): 29" tall x 42.5" long x 20.25" deep
Description:
Simplistic lines and an unusual configuration characterize this New York State grain bin, in bluish-grey painted surface. Dating sometime between the end of the Civil War and the 1880's, the construction is entirely of white pine, joined with cut nails. The top is a single, wide plank, remarkably clear, devoid of knots. The hinges are cast iron.

The interior of the lift-lid design is divided into two neat sections by a vertical bank of three drawers. The paint is original and the patina and wear are appropriate and pleasing.

The top, front panel is stenciled on the interior with the location of a business at "23 & 25 Ellicott Street, Near Seneca St., Buffalo. N.Y." A fragment of the name is visible, yet the identity remains unknown. More information is present on the reverse of one of the drawers, including the word "tacks," measurements of weight and/or volume, as well as "& Sons." Research in city directories of the era, as well as in other sources, yielded no obvious matches.

Condition: Modest, expected wear. There is a chip on the right side panel, adjacent to the floor.
   
Primary Color: grey, blue
Earliest Date: 1865
Latest Date: 1885
For Sale Status: Sold
Price SOLD
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