Antique B.F. Gravely Wooden Tobacco Sliding Lid Box Leatherwood, Virginia Late 1800s

Antique B.F. Gravely Wooden Tobacco Sliding Lid Box Leatherwood, Virginia Late 1800s

Sale price $95.50 Regular price $125.00


Product Description:  A spectacular, early wooden tobacco box with a sliding lid by B.F. Gravely, Leatherwood, Virginia circa 1877.  In rectangular form with dark surface patina, it is constructed of wood with nails. On two long sides, B.F. Gravely advertising is printed in black with the back side print being upside down. One short side appears to be stamped with a number 312 with the other side not being legible. The box can be stood up on the side to showcase the wonderful advertising which is also on the bottom. A fantastic Americana Tobacciana collectible from B.F. Gravely & Sons.

Circa: Late 1800s

Note: Refer to “Condition” for additional information.

Dimensions: 13” x 4” x 2 ¼”

Item Weight: 1 pound 1 ounces

Primary Material: Wood

Color:  Dark Brown

Maker: B.F. (Benjamin Franklin) Gravely

Markings: B.F. Gravely Leatherwood VA Registered June 26, 1877 (on two long sides), B.F. Gravely Superior Pounds B.F. Gravely & Sons Leatherwood Henry Co. ? Dist of VA. (Markings are not all legible and may not be complete or 100% accurate.

Origin:  Leatherwood, Virginia

Condition:  Previously owned – used.  Good condition. Sliding lid functions properly although there is a crack which goes down the length of the lid (as shown). Still functions as it is held together by two wooden braces. All nails appear to be original. Advertising in black print is mostly legible with areas of wear which are not. Box still appears to be strong being over 140 years old. 

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