Painted Sugar Bucket with Scoop & Pegged Lid

Sweetpea Cottage is offering a wonderful piece of primitive functional country art. This is a handmade painted bucket with a lid that is pegged in place. It has been decorated with a rich reddish-brown wash that looks to be original the piece. The bucket is constructed with staves that are held in place with an iron ring at the bottom and a split wood hoop at the top. There are indications that there were other hoops at one time but they have been replaced with the ones that you see here. The bucket is about 8 ½ inches across in one direction and 7 ½ inches across in the other. It is definitely not round. The body of the bucket stands about 6 ½ inches tall and the lid and handle add another 1 ½ inches. The wood is pine. The top has a brace running across its length that has been dovetailed into the single plank lid in order to keep the lid from warping. The handle on the lid is a bent tree branch that has been mortised into the lid and then pinned from underneath. There is an old piece of wire wrapped around one end of the handle to stop a split that developed years ago. The lid locks onto the bucket with a peg that extends through the side. We are including the brass scoop that was with the bucket when we obtained it. Because of the scoop we feel that the bucket might have been used for sugar storage. Overall, it is still solid with very little weakening of the original construction. Dating from the mid-to-late 19th century, this item from a Vermont estate.

This is a fine example of the craft work that was done in rural America when everybody had to make do with what they could make or obtain locally. While primitive, it is a delight to hold and look at. It will make a great decorative addition to your country decor.

You can buy with confidence from Sweetpea Cottage. We stand behind everything that we sell. If you wish to return your purchase for any reason, simply notify us by email of your intentions within 3 days of receiving the item. We then ask that you return it to us in its original condition in a timely fashion. At that time we will refund the full purchase price minus any shipping charges. Shipping for this item is $18 anywhere in the U.S. which includes insurance for the full price of the piece.

Item ID: AntPSB-179

Painted Sugar Bucket with Scoop & Pegged Lid

Painted Sugar Bucket with Scoop & Pegged Lid
Painted Sugar Bucket with Scoop & Pegged Lid
Painted Sugar Bucket with Scoop & Pegged Lid
Painted Sugar Bucket with Scoop & Pegged Lid
Painted Sugar Bucket with Scoop & Pegged Lid
Painted Sugar Bucket with Scoop & Pegged Lid
Painted Sugar Bucket with Scoop & Pegged Lid
Painted Sugar Bucket with Scoop & Pegged Lid
Painted Sugar Bucket with Scoop & Pegged Lid

Sweetpea Cottage is offering a wonderful piece of primitive functional country art. This is a handmade painted bucket with a lid that is pegged in place. It has been decorated with a rich reddish-brown wash that looks to be original the piece. The bucket is constructed with staves that are held in place with an iron ring at the bottom and a split wood hoop at the top. There are indications that there were other hoops at one time but they have been replaced with the ones that you see here. The bucket is about 8 ½ inches across in one direction and 7 ½ inches across in the other. It is definitely not round. The body of the bucket stands about 6 ½ inches tall and the lid and handle add another 1 ½ inches. The wood is pine. The top has a brace running across its length that has been dovetailed into the single plank lid in order to keep the lid from warping. The handle on the lid is a bent tree branch that has been mortised into the lid and then pinned from underneath. There is an old piece of wire wrapped around one end of the handle to stop a split that developed years ago. The lid locks onto the bucket with a peg that extends through the side. We are including the brass scoop that was with the bucket when we obtained it. Because of the scoop we feel that the bucket might have been used for sugar storage. Overall, it is still solid with very little weakening of the original construction. Dating from the mid-to-late 19th century, this item from a Vermont estate.

This is a fine example of the craft work that was done in rural America when everybody had to make do with what they could make or obtain locally. While primitive, it is a delight to hold and look at. It will make a great decorative addition to your country decor.

You can buy with confidence from Sweetpea Cottage. We stand behind everything that we sell. If you wish to return your purchase for any reason, simply notify us by email of your intentions within 3 days of receiving the item. We then ask that you return it to us in its original condition in a timely fashion. At that time we will refund the full purchase price minus any shipping charges. Shipping for this item is $18 anywhere in the U.S. which includes insurance for the full price of the piece.

Item ID: AntPSB-179

$349 USD

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