The owner of this property near Luray Virginia gave me permission to photograph the house and surrounding out buildings and cemeteries. I was upstairs in the house and found this wooden crate with beautiful writing on it.
It reads top to bottom
F W Berry
F W Berry had a hardware store in downtown Luray Virginia in 1885.
I carried the wooden crate out to get this photo showing the house in the background for perspective.
The crate has been given to the current owners of the property.