Early American cartridge box, nominally 8" x 3" x 2.75" with 1.25" rounded ears extending above the block on the edges. Scalloped flap nominally 9" x 5.5" with stamped geometric diamond pattern decorations around the edge. Typical nailed construction, attaching the sewn box to a slightly curved wood cartridge block drilled for 24 paper cartridges with nominally .65 diameter holes. Two narrow belt loops secured by sewing and hand made nails on the reverse. Consignor notes attribute this box to the Revolutionary War period, and the general construction is consistent with that time period, but the 24 hole box is more typical of the early Federal Era. Box circa late 18th to early 19th century.
Good, with wear and some finish loss. Flap a little stiff with some minor leather loss. Nails with a deeply oxidized patina.
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