The famous "Roycroft Goodie Box" was a popular purchase from the Roycrofters in the early 1900s. A portion of an advertisement for the box which appeared in the March 1915 copy of The Fra describes the box as follows.
"The delightful articles packed in this Box are the products of the Roycroft Farms and Shops. All are produced under the most hygienic conditions, and carefully packed by our boys and girls. Dainty, delicious, delectable!
But the wonderful part is the Box itself. The idea came as a happy surprise, when one of our boys made a mortised-and-tenoned tool-box of Gumwood, and gave it a 'mahogany finish,' trimming with wrought metal.
The whole thing was so beautiful, so complete, so satisfying, so artistic, that we just said, "Why not make one thousand more boxes just like it?"
It was a big job all right, but the boys turned them out--and one of them has been reserved for you.
To fill these beautiful boxes with Roycroft Farm-Products came as an afterthought. If we are to ship the boxes, why not put in something attractive and valuable?
The box is 23 x 12 x 10 inches. It is a delight to any boy for a tool-Chest; to any girl for a "Hope Chest"; or to a grown-up for love-letters and all of those dainty nothings that you haven't the heart to destroy or give away.
So there you are! Figure it up-the contents would cost 'Steen Dollars in any good grocery-you get the Treasure-Chest gratis.
OUR PRICE FOR THE WHOLE BOX IS TEN DOLLARS. We ship by express, carefully crated, charges prepaid to any point East of the Mississippi. Better order today while you think of it. The number of these boxes is limited."
We'll post a list of the contents of those boxes, watch for it.
One of those original Goodie-Boxes, minus the contents, is currently on display in the Copper Shop on the Roycroft Campus in East Aurora, NY.