What is it?

I had to buy a new camera. Seems I just wore out my old one. It’s hard to get used to using a new one and I am still learning. I like my new one, advice especially now that I can take nice high definition videos too. Now all I have to do is learn how to embed them into my blog. This weekend I’ll be going to a lot of shows and looking for more nice primitives to sell on my website. I think it will be really fun to be able to take some video too.

Last week I bought this dovetailed box. I was told is was a scoop, but I have never seen a square scoop. The other thing that puzzled me about it was that it is so finely made. The wood appears to be cherry. The dovetailing is beautiful. It has no nails but instead tiny wooden pegs have been used. This would indicate to me that it is 18th century. It’s in such beautiful condition, it’s hard to believe that it’s that old. The inside is a mystery to me too. It blackened and in one corner it looks like a small piece of paper or fabric was once covering it. I bought it because of the beauty, and the fine craftsmanship that was used in the making of this wonderful little “scoop”. It’s small too, measuring only 6-1/2 inches long and 4 inches wide. If anyone has any idea of what this is, please let me know.

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