Late 19th Century Tin 10th Anniversary Wall PocketLate 19th Century Tin 10th Anniversary Wall PocketLate 19th Century Tin 10th Anniversary Wall PocketLate 19th Century Tin 10th Anniversary Wall PocketLate 19th Century Tin 10th Anniversary Wall PocketLate 19th Century Tin 10th Anniversary Wall PocketLate 19th Century Tin 10th Anniversary Wall Pocket

A most unusual Tin (probably 10th Anniversary item) Wall Pocket dating from the late 19th century. It was popular in the late Victorian Period to give tinware as gifts for the 10th (or Tin) Wedding Anniversary. Usually, you find baskets woven out of strips of tin, sometimes you find tin hats and sometimes even tin slippers. Wall pockets are kind of like giving vacuum cleaners today as anniversary presents. But the appreciative wife could use this hanging basket for sewing items, or letters or keys, etc. It is made out of ½” strips of tin, woven together in a basket weave fashion. It measures 8” x 3 ¼” and the step-down back is 7 ¾” high. On the wall it has a county grace to it and it is in very fine condition: no breaks or splits in the tin work and the surface is dry and mellow. Some very minor, scattered oxidized (rust) spots, but they are not intrusive nor offensive.

Item ID: WPA 562

Late 19th Century Tin 10th Anniversary Wall Pocket

$295 USD

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Michael Weinberg
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