Antique Authentic Vermont Wooden Maple Syrup Sap Bucket Original Old Red TreenAntique Authentic Vermont Wooden Maple Syrup Sap Bucket Original Old Red TreenAntique Authentic Vermont Wooden Maple Syrup Sap Bucket Original Old Red TreenAntique Authentic Vermont Wooden Maple Syrup Sap Bucket Original Old Red TreenAntique Authentic Vermont Wooden Maple Syrup Sap Bucket Original Old Red TreenAntique Authentic Vermont Wooden Maple Syrup Sap Bucket Original Old Red TreenAntique Authentic Vermont Wooden Maple Syrup Sap Bucket Original Old Red TreenAntique Authentic Vermont Wooden Maple Syrup Sap Bucket Original Old Red TreenAntique Authentic Vermont Wooden Maple Syrup Sap Bucket Original Old Red TreenAntique Authentic Vermont Wooden Maple Syrup Sap Bucket Original Old Red Treen

Found in a Vermont farm estate auction: This antique wooden bucket was used to collect sap from maple trees for syrup making, before tin buckets were used. It is an example of craftsmanship so skilled it is still in usable condition. It is in its original, old red (inside and out) with a coat of pale gray inside to make it further waterproof. A wonderful relic from a time gone by, it should please anyone who enjoys American primitives.

SIZE is just under 12 inches across the top and 10 inches across the bottom (note the sloping sides). Height is just under 11 inches tall. The wooden boards are a half-inch thick.

CONDITION is fabulous - tight and secure with amazing character. The color is so endearing, the bumps and scuffs and nicks are unique. Please note how the boards ("staves") that make up the sides (if a round bucket can have "sides") were shaped by a woodworker to fit around a circular solid bottom and were angled on the edges so they would butt against each so tightly the container would hold liquid. Two original metal bands surround the bucket, retaining its shape and tightness. The original metal strap hanger is still mounted on the top.

Even located where we can easily travel through Vermont, we have an increasingly difficult time finding sap buckets in such wonderful condition. Uses for this bucket in your home are limited only by the imagination -- don't let such a wonderful New England primitive get away!

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IMPORTANT - We have TWO of these buckets (see the other, our item #7497A) - buy BOTH for $95 and actual insured shipping.

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The State of Vermont traditionally has been the American leader in maple syrup production, having a climate in which maple trees do well and a cold/warm spring weather balance essential to sap production. How to make maple syrup was discovered by Native Americans, who taught early colonists about it. Wooden buckets like this pre-date the metal containers that were used for years before modern day tubing and mechanization. They were hung on trees to collect sap that ran from drilled holes. Once full, the sap would be poured into a large tub on a horse- or oxen-drawn sled and hauled to a sugar house, for boiling into maple syrup.

Item ID: 7497-B


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Antique Authentic Vermont Wooden Maple Syrup Sap Bucket Original Old Red Treen

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