Antique Hand Carved Wooden Sugar Mold Dovetailed Sliding Lid Box

Primitive Hand Carved Wooden Sugar Mold Dovetailed Sliding Lid Box

Regular price $495.00


Description:  This exceptional and unique, hand-carved two-hole sugar mold is an original, one-of-a-kind piece. It’s a special one crafted with two carved conical shape molds which raw sugar cane syrup was once poured into, then hardened, forming a sugar cone shape. What’s unique is that this double mold is contained in a handcrafted, rectangular box with four dovetailed corners and a removable, slide-top lid. Small and medium size nails were also used on the box to attach the top overhangs for the lid and sides of the box to secure the mold in place. On the back end of the box, there is a hole where a knob may have once been that suggests it was crafted using a drawer from a piece of furniture. 

Note:  Refer to “Condition” for additional information. 

Circa: Late 1800s – Early 1900s


Sugar Mold Only: 12 ¾” x 6”

Mold Sizes: Mold #1: 4 ¾” – 5”, Mold #2: 4 ¾” – 4 ½” (slightly out-of-round diameters),

Box: 15 7/8” x 6 7/8” x 4 ½”


Shape: Rectangular


Product Weight:  6 pounds 8 ounces

Markings: No Visible Markings or Signatures

Primary Material: Wood

Color:  Brown

Maker/Craftsman:  Unknown

Condition:   Previously owned – used. Condition is consistent with age and normal use. Patina, Due to age, some splits in wood, more so on tip of overhang on box where lid slides in, sides and base. Still intact and strong. Sliding lid functions as it should. Base shows some wear with a few broken wood pieces. At some point later on, it appears some type of adhesive or clear glue was used in a few areas (as shown). Not easily detected. Please refer to photographs.

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