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Antique, Large and Stunning Embossed Brass on Wood, Decorative Firewood Bucket

About the Item

All handcrafted and rare, brass firewood bucket with an important saying. For the collectors of quality hand-crafted and useful antiques with a deeper meaning we also have this one of a kind, 19th century firewood bucket. Only if you were a very wealthy person in Europe in the late 1800s, would you be able to afford this large, impressive and all-handcrafted firewood bucket. This good size, stunning and work of art antique would have graced the interior of a mansion where it would have kept the firewood logs. This particularly special one comes with a heraldic sign or coat of arms that reads 'PLUS EST EN VOUS' which roughly translates to 'THERE IS MORE TO YOU THAN YOU THINK' or 'YOU ARE CAPABLE OF MORE THAN YOU THINK'. This, to us, is a very important saying, because most people are hindered by their (incomplete) self image and/or fears. In the image on top of the lid you can see a bar scene in which men are sitting and drinking and smoking. This looks like a cosy scene and most people might look at it like that, but when this is all that these men ever do then maybe you better understand what the creator of this antique is trying to tell us. Plus est en vous therefor also is a cheer or a means of encouraging people to never stop learning or to keep growing as an individual. Where in this day and age can you still purchase a 'bucket' for firewood that is made to last, that can stand the test of time like this almost 150 year old antique has AND that comes with an important 'life lesson'. When used as a log bucket, this unique antique can and will instantly change the look and feel of your fireplace. Also, because this tactile antique is very well made and over the many decades its patina and aging only made it more beautiful. This one of a kind antique could hardly be in better condition and both sides still have the handforged strong brass handles. So no matter where you decide to place or use this rare antique, it will lift the atmosphere of the space it is in like no modern home accessory ever could. Our fair price for this stunning antique even includes perfect packing (in a custom made and strenghtened box) and also free worldwide delivery from our store to your door in just 4 to 6 days. Maximum width (taken without the handles) x height x depth: 17 x 18.6 x 15.6 inches. We have a passion for the unique, for quality, for stylish yet practical and for craftsmanship of years gone by. Your purchases will be extremely well packaged and we look forward to serving you (again). You can shop all our 1000+ listings by pushing the button that reads 'View All From Seller'.
  • Dimensions:
    Height: 18.6 in (47.25 cm)Width: 17 in (43.18 cm)Depth: 15.6 in (39.63 cm)
  • Style:
    Victorian (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques:
    Brass,Wood,Embossed,Forged,Hammered,Hand-Crafted,Patinated
  • Place of Origin:
  • Period:
  • Date of Manufacture:
    1880-1900
  • Condition:
    Wear consistent with age and use. You could not wish for a more original or better condition antique. And we feel that only if you realize how difficult and time consuming it is to hand create a piece like this that you can truly appreciate it. Please also read our item description.
  • Seller Location:
    Lisse, NL
  • Reference Number:
    Seller: Hw.1244139-USfg Free shipping1stDibs: LU2341338130572
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