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Early Wisconsin Cheese Box in Original Windsor Green Paint

Signed H. B. Nichols on Top and Bottom

Circa 1850: In the mid 19th century, there was an influx of people, primarily a mix of New Englanders traveling west and German immigrants carving niches in their new American lives, into the Midwestern frontier. By 1850, thirty-four-year-old Massachusetts born carpenter A.H. Nichols and his twenty-six-year-old bride H.B. Nichols had settled in Watertown, Wisconsin, having lived in the dairy state for at least nine years with their four children as is evidenced in the 1850 Wisconsin census. We believe Mr. Nichols made this beautiful 14 1/2" diameter by 7" tall thick-walled pine cheese box for his wife in the style of the early 19th century east coast woodenware with their long and graceful interlocking finger joints, thus illustrating how early American construction techniques spread out as the American population exploded and our citizens edged westward year after year after year.

Early American Country Primitive Wisconsin Cheese Box in Original Green Paint Signed H B Nichols For Sale

Early American Country Primitive Wisconsin Cheese Box in Original Green Paint Signed H B Nichols For Sale

Early American Country Primitive Wisconsin Cheese Box in Original Green Paint Signed H B Nichols For Sale

Early American Country Primitive Wisconsin Cheese Box in Original Green Paint Signed H B Nichols For Sale

Early American Country Primitive Wisconsin Cheese Box in Original Green Paint Signed H B Nichols For Sale

Early American Country Primitive Wisconsin Cheese Box in Original Green Paint Signed H B Nichols For Sale

Early American Country Primitive Wisconsin Cheese Box in Original Green Paint Signed H B Nichols For Sale

Early American Country Primitive Wisconsin Cheese Box in Original Green Paint Signed H B Nichols For Sale

Early American Country Primitive Wisconsin Cheese Box in Original Green Paint Signed H B Nichols For Sale

Early American Country Primitive Wisconsin Cheese Box in Original Green Paint Signed H B Nichols For Sale


Early American Country Primitive Wisconsin Cheese Box in Original Green Paint Signed H B Nichols For Sale


Early American Country Primitive Wisconsin Cheese Box in Original Green Paint Signed H B Nichols For Sale


Early American Country Primitive Wisconsin Cheese Box in Original Green Paint Signed H B Nichols For Sale

Early Wisconsin Cheese Box in Original Windsor Green Paint
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