Curious what this was used for

Discussion in 'Furniture' started by Chris222, Jul 25, 2020.

  1. Chris222

    Chris222 New Member

    IMG_6026.JPG IMG_6028.JPG I have a small wooden box 12” x 8” x 6”. In the lid are three slats. They don’t seem to be needed to strengthen the lid. I’m wondering what they are for? Were they intended to hold something?
    Last edited: Jul 25, 2020
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  2. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

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  3. judy

    judy Well-Known Member

    Hi Chris!

    Welcome to Antiquers.......

    Follow AJ's advice......we're here to help you.
  4. James Conrad

    James Conrad Well-Known Member

    To help keep the lock/latch aligned so that they "mate" when closed. Wood moves and in that configuration, any movement at all no matter how slight would render the lock useless.
  5. Chris222

    Chris222 New Member

    The slats are set in grooves and the middle one could slide out. I wondered if they could be to hold papers?
  6. James Conrad

    James Conrad Well-Known Member

    It's possible I guess
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