American Filley Painted Tin Flour Box Cannister c. 1825
A very nice scarce painted tin sugar or flour box or tea cannister attributed to the Captain Oliver Filley shop of
Bloomfield Connecticut, c. 1825.
Filley established himself in tinware around 1806 and died in 1846. For more information, see DeVoe The
Tinsmiths of Connecticut.
The circular box stands 3 7/16" tall (excluding the bail) with a base diameter of 3 5/8" and the top 3 3/4".
In excellent untouched (no inpainting) condition, there are some asphaltum paint losses near the latch area (no
doubt from opening the cannister many many times) and some on the top lid (again, from hands on the cannister
over the years).
Fruit and swag painting in very good shape. All elements in good working order with no repairs.
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