This wonderful early primitive (circa 1840) resembles a make ~ do mirror but instead of a “looking glass” fragment insert, clear glass was used instead. Why you ask…..we believe this piece was used as a cover or lid to an early bee box so one could peer inside to make sure all was well with the “Queen Bee”. This is our best guess but either way this intriguing piece that seems to hold our attention is certainly unique and has a great look.
This cover is in very good condition with the best surface comprised of rich patina with areas that have darkened though time. The paddle shape is pleasing and the worn edges add delicious character. There is a speck of white paint on the carved, top edge near the glass. Some minor wood loss can be found on the back near the top edge but does not detract from the overall look. The wood texture is smooth and as “right as rain”.
The decorating possibilities are endless and this cover even has a piece of wire equipped with a loop for hanging, if you so choose, as shown in image 1. This interesting and unique piece would look great displayed in a bathroom near a basket of old Lye Soap or what about in a small dough bowl in your kitchen. Either way this great primitive is a must have and will satisfy both you and your homestead for years to come! Enjoy!
Cover stands a little over 7” tall, measures 3” across the middle area, measures 1” across the top and is about 1/8” thick.
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