Antique Country Primitive Staved Wooden Piggin Bucket with Metal Bands


Here's a charming, old, staved, piggin bucket in very good shape! Made of pine staves, it measures about 14 inches high overall, with an opening diameter of about 9 1/2 inches. The bottom diameter measures around 9 inches across, however, measurements in primitive pieces often vary in places due the imprecise way they were made.

The wooden staves of this bucket are held tightly together by metal banding that keep it tight and strong. The staves swell when wet and squeeze against the bands making it watertight. One of the wooden staves extends higher than the rest and serves as a handle of sorts. It has a large hole that enables it to be carried, hung on a nail when not in use, or a rope can put through it to be used to lower it into a well or in other body of water.

This piece dates back to the 19th Century and shows plenty of age from past use and wear. It was stashed away in an old barn for decades and has an old, original, patina that only the passage of time could have created. We brushed off dirt and residue and wiped it down with orange oil to help with preservation. It has all the charms of old wood that make it beautiful including ground-in dirt, grooves, scratches, small worm holes, and signs of past use. There is no infestation, rot, or bad smells. The bottom is solid and in very good shape.

If you like primitives, especially those with nice color and worn surfaces, you'll love this piggin! It has a wonderful, country appearance and looks great displayed almost any place!

*Free local pick up available in the Western NY area.

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