Roanoke River Basin, North Carolina, 1795-1805
Black walnut with yellow pine and holly
Catalog no. 163
Unlike many contemporary bottle cases, this example shows no evidence
of the refined, fully concealed joinery found on most urban case furniture.
The large dovetails that join the front, back, and side panels are fully
exposed, and the top of the lid was simply nailed in place. Assembled
without dovetails, the drawer was nailed together like a box. All of these
features suggest that a carpenter or house joiner produced this bottle
Click on image to see qicktime detail of the Bottle Case opening and the inside.