VINTAGE WOOD PRODUCE BOX WITH LABEL
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“It’s just an old wooden fruit crate for heaven’s sake. Rosie don’t you get carried away with it now.” Angie said in a condescending tone that only older sisters can muster.
“But...it’s, it’s sooo beautiful Angie, just look at it,” Rosie replied as she lifted the box up and looked closely at the label and wood. “Why just look the graphics on this label and the wonderful patina of the wood.”
“It’s a box, isn’t there something else here you’d like to buy?” Angie swept her hands widely in a futile attempt to get Rosie to look around at all the other items that surrounded them at the annual Thompson County Fall Flea Market.
It was to no avail of course because Rosie was holding the old wooden crate close to her chest as she began to rattle off all the things she could do with the box. “I can make a little shelf out of it...or maybe fill it with old quilts...oh, wouldn’t it look great filled with old mason jars?...” She went on and on with the possibilities and Angie knew her whimsical younger sister was lost to the box.
Here's a awesome circa 1940s apple crate with great graphics and a wonderful patina. It measures 19.5" X 12" X 10.5" tall with 3/4" thick end pieces and 3/8" thick side panels and 1/4" thick bottom slats. When we found this crate, it's label was missing so we replaced with and original, new-old stock paper label. The label says "Sky Ranch Brand - Washington Apples, Yakima, Washington..." with a fun cartoon of a cowboy with an apple head.
This old wood crate has some distressing from years of service which give it lots of character. The wood has a nice aged gray patina with some chips and splits but no major structural issues. One of the bottom end rails is missing and some extra nails have been added to keep bottom slats secure. Considering the thin bottom slats, we wouldn't recommend transporting heavy objects in this crate but it would be great for display or storing items. The nail heads have some rust on them. As stated above the label is new old stock and is in excellent condition with bright graphics and no marks or tears. You can add your own distressing to the label if you prefer a more distressed look.
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