Now here's an old and primitive piece not often found these days! This is a staved, wooden shipping barrel or cask, as they were sometimes called, in excellent, well-preserved condition. It dates back to the 19th Century and was used to store water (and sometimes wine). Barrels like these were used for transport, often carried on ships and tied to horse-drawn wagons. It's oval-shaped, made of pine staves and three iron bands that keep it tight and secure.
This early piece has a fabulous, old, original patina along with rich coloring and very nice graining. It shows age and wear but is in exceptional condition with no broken staves, or other significant damage. This old barrel is solid, sturdy and rugged. It measures 17 1/4 inches high and is larger at the bottom that it is at the top. It measures 14 3/8 inches long and 9 1/4 inches wide at the bottom; at the top is 12 3/4 inches long by 8 inches wide. It's graduated, oblong shape adds lots of charm and character. This museum-quality water barrel will display wonderfully among other country antiques and primitives! Set your collection apart from others with this scarce item!
*This item is available for free local pick up near Buffalo, NY along with the usual shipping options.