Scouring Box

Probably Pennsylvania

c. 1840

Retaining an original blue/gray painted finish with appropriate wear

Ht. 15 ¼”, W. 4 7/8”, D. 4”

with a raised chamfered back board.


A rare small form, this scouring box held sand or pumice and when laid on its’ back was used to sharpen knives and clean eating utensils hence the wear on the back board.

Provenance: Collection of Pauline Kasserman, Winesburg, Ohio