Once your vintage ice box is cleaned up, you can find the perfect spot for it in your home. Browse and purchase with confidence as our friendly antique dealers will be more than happy to help with any questions on listed items. Our long awaited Book for collectors was published in 2003. While it would be highly offensive if created today, a Happy Coon cigar box with a stereotypical label featuring a smiling African-American falls into the category of. The commercial ice was stored in ice houses and then delivered to residential homes by way of the iceman, who sold ice from a horse drawn cart and eventually, a motorized truck.
During the 18th C the Rococo and Neo-classical designs saw beautiful mahogany boxes, which are both beautiful and durable. The pictures are an important part of the description Please make sure your shipping address is current, correct, complete, and secure. Great focal point to any room. By the 1930s, most residential homes were replacing ice boxes with. . If you would like further information on what currently is available please us telling us your wants in as much detail as possible. The log cabin-shaped hinged box features Black Americana lithography inside the lid.
By avoiding the high overheads and crowds of the popular antique centers we can offer buyers quality stock at reasonable prices. Sorry but cannot combine shipping through Global Shipping Program Feel free to check out my eBay store for great deals such as this! Please check back frequently as our inventory is constantly growing, or see our. Their main use was to store valuables, whether this was jewellery, snuff or tobacco. Made from hardwood such as oak or walnut, ice boxes looked similar to a large dresser. Prior to the use of boxes, cigars were tied together in bundles with fabric ribbons that were often saved so they could be fashioned into interesting quilts and other textiles during the 1800s. When purchasing antique boxes it is possible to pick up some beautiful pieces, if only for display purposes, they look lovely on a shelf or mantelpiece. The artwork on earlier labels, like the one shown here, is less colorful and ornate than those produced around the turn of the 20th century.
Popular antique silver box makers of their time include F. This hard to find wooden cigar box depicts The Yellow Kid, a cartoon character originating in the late 1800s. All of our products are excellent for food displays for events or as simple decors for your home. Take a gander at our handmade wood boxes that come in various shapes, sizes, and styles. Melted ice water would be collected inside a catch pan or holding tank that would need to be emptied on a daily basis. Will combine shipping on most items. I am not sure when it will be available.
You should be aware that replacing the hardware can devalue the piece; always try to obtain hardware from the same era if you must replace it. Browse through our selection of items with designs reminiscent of the quaint early Americana charm. Antique Silver boxes It is possible to pick up a vast number of antique silver boxes; the love affair with all things silver began in the 16th C and the beginning of the 17th C, during this time among other things boxes were produced made from silver. There is an on line version on their website. The earliest versions date back to around 1830.
If you are unable to find an actual antique ice box but still want the vintage style look of an old ice box in your kitchen, you can buy a reproduction ice box. The graphics on this label are of the more colorful variety produced later in the 1800s moving into the early 1900s as opposed to the muted colors shown on the Black Americana label shown above, which is earlier in nature. I will assume you can receive pictures by email, unless you tell me differently. You can choose from beautiful hardwoods such as oak, maple, cherry or hickory. We can ship items anywhere in the world using Federal Express. Overall condition is very good for both the box and the artwork taking the age into consideration.
Labels were reportedly first used by Ramon Allones to market his Cuban cigar brand, and the practice flourished in the late 1800s as the cigar industry blossomed. When the box would be opened in a store where single cigars were sold, the label inside the lid very easily advertised the various brands on display. Antigone has been dealing in boxes for over twenty five years. This would be the next best thing to actually owning a restored antique ice box. Split in the bottom, likely the result of an original flaw to the wood. Antique boxes make perfect gifts.
The website is primarily maintained as an information source on antique boxes and caddies. Antique boxes appearance also began to be enhanced by adding banding, inlay and stringing. This is another good example of the more colorful labels decorating cigar boxes moving into the early 1900s. Antique Jewellery boxes Used to store a number of personal effects antique jewellery boxes have a history all of their own; love letters, jewels, personal effects among other things would have been housed in them. Extra careful packaging, fast shipping, accurate descriptions, display ideas, and extra photos. This Union Cigars brand cigar box dates to the 1890s or early 1900s.