I have kept this superb antique sap bucket for many years, but it's time to let it go. It is just fabulous -- found in a Vermont farm estate sale, all original. NOTHING has been done to it.

This old bucket is a relic from when maple syrup makers would use buckets like this to collect sap, emptying it one pail at a time into a tank on a farm sled pulled by horses through the woods, between early March and the beginning of April. At the close of the season, the buckets would be stacked and stored in a barn, where they would remain until the next year.

Condition : One of the absolute best I have ever had -- Individual upright boards are held in place by two firmly nailed, thin sheet iron straps. The recessed bottom is a round, wooden panel. At the top edge, an old wire hanger remains, that would have been used to attach the bucket to a maple tree, catching the sap that would run out of a spile above it. Multiple holes in the wood attest to many years of use and replaced hangers. There are NO broken or missing pieces. It is actually functional, if you want to use it.

The color is absolutely fabulous old red, worn away in many places and bleached and weathered in others.

SIZE is approximately 11 inches across the top, 9-1/2 inches across the bottom and 11 inches tall.

We are offering it as it is -- it would benefit from a linseed oil and turpentine refresher, but we have not done that. It deserves an appreciative home for a retirement.

What a fantastic addition to any country primitive or Americana collection , it would be right at home and you could even use it as a newspaper or magazine holder, or possibly to keep kindling near the fireplace.

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Time's Treasures Railroad & Country

Wonderful 1800s Vermont Wooden Maple Syrup Sap Bucket in Original Old Red Paint

$110 SALE

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