- Pattern: Country Farm Scene with Cow
- Vintage: 1980’s – 1990’s (estimated)
- Details: We don’t know much about this beautiful box. We’re not sure if someone repurposed a Wilbur Chocolates box and painted over it, or if Wilbur actually sold these hand painted boxes, but we haven’t found any others like it or any other Wilbur hand painted boxes of any kind. So you might just be looking at your very own, original, hand painted box. It is made of very sturdy cardboard and is painted on all sides including the bottom, however no signature was found. This box has a very country primitive style painting of a farm scene with the main house, a red bar and what looks like a chicken coop and a pretty cow right in front. When opened, you see the “Wilbur Chocolates” name on the inside bottom. We couldn’t find any other cardboard boxes on the Wilbur website, now they’re all made of tin. When we saw it, we immediately thought of so many uses for it, from decorating your kitchen, to using it as a sewing box, as storage for many items, as a gift box, we’re sure you can think of more.
- Material: Cardboard
- Dimensions: 7.75 inches in Diameter and 4.0 inches Tall
- Condition: Vintage – Used. Excellent Condition. There are no dents, only surface scratches on the bottom, we feel acceptable due to age/use/wear. Please review all pictures and make sure you love this item before purchasing, we can’t accept returns. Please remember these are ANTIQUE and VINTAGE items, they are NOT new, every effort has been made to show any scratches, wear and tear and imperfections.
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Wilbur Chocolates has a very long history dating back to 1865, when Mr. H.O. Wilbur, owner of a hardware store in Vineland, NJ, partnered with Samuel Croft, who was in the confectionery business in Philadelphia. Originally called Croft & Wilbur they sold hard candies to the railroad companies for train boys to sell to passengers. Later adding chocolates to their product line. In 1884 the business grew too large and they decided to split the chocolate and candy business. The company of H.O. Wilbur & Sons was formed for the manufacture of chocolate products, while Mr. Croft and a Mr. Allen continued the candy business under the name of Croft & Allen. In 1958 the company name was changed to Wilbur Chocolate Co. Through much growth and change, they remained a family owned company until 1968 when they became a wholly-owned subsidiary of MacAndrews & Forbes Company on October 18, 1968. In 1992, Cargill, Inc. acquired the Wilbur Chocolate Company, which coincidentally also own: Peter’s Chocolate, Veliche Belgian Chocolate, and Gerkens Cocoa Powder, and they continue to run a thriving chocolate business.