Lot 1220
Fred H. Craver's (NC, 1908-1993), Primitive Wood Working Tool Caddy
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Late 19th century, pine, black paint, leather straps, ink inscribed to underside.

13 x 21 x 12 in.

From the Personal Collection of Bob Timberlake, Lexington, North Carolina

Mr. Craver began wood working as a young man, hiring family as his assistants in the 1930s. His first big break came from an order of mahogany dining chairs by Elizabeth Dole. Craver noted that several young boys would come in his shop inquiring about the process of furniture making and he would always stop and show them how it was done, one of these young boys was Bob Timberlake, who would take his knowledge and inspiration to later form the Timberlake line of furniture.

Worn surface with paint loss and staining.