Dry Goods Measure 

English, 17th/18th c.

Deep patina on both wood and iron - it makes you want to stroke it! Scalloped iron top rim held by iron straps, iron foot rim, hanging ring. Dug out construction, not turned. The red painted ring just below the waist is old, possibly original -- some sort of filling guide perhaps?


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Snuff Ladle 

English, late 18th c.

Nice little tool for filling a personal snuffbox from the storage jar. Finely turned oak bowl, balleen handle with a spiral twist. All in a dark, glowing surface. A good insight into times gone by, and today, just another useless but beautiful antique to bring you pleasure!


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Child's Staved Mug 

Scottish, c.1775

Possibly a christening gift that saw many years of subsequent use. Beautifully coopered, with very fine willow bands at top and bottom. The handle is carved from a piece of darker oak that is set into the mug like a stave. Exquisite workmanship throughout.


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Staved Tub and Cover 

Scottish, late 18th c.

The tub is made from four curved pieces of oak, all bound with strips of willow. The lid has a Sheraton brass pull as a knob. The whole thing is beautifully made, clearly modeled on a dairy or laundry piece, but made for the family's part of the house. What was it used for? For a girl to wash her doll's clothes? Your guess is as good as ours! If you only want to look at it, that would be good, too.


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Very Rare Medieval Goblet 

English, 16th c.

From a private collection in Cambridgeshire, whose owner described it as "charming, if slightly knarled." Carved, not turned, and appealingly out of true (ie wonky). Most 16th-century tablewares of the middling folks were made of wood, but very few have come down to us today. Here's one of them. Don't you like the early appearance of the round bowl and square foot? Sycamore was often used for drinking vessels because it did not taint the drink.


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