Staved Tub and Cover

Scottish, late 18th c.

Oak, willow. 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. Excellent condition.

6-1/2" x 4-1/2" x 5-1/2" h (to top of handles).

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