Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Antique French Copper Coal Scuttles

These are not your average every day buckets with there amazing style, design and solid copper. These would be a great decorative piece in any room you can imagine. These would look so wonderful standing next to a buffet in your dining room or sitting on a shelf in a den or family room. Stuff it full of cherry blossom stems and it would look beautiful on a kitchen table. You will have to look closely at the tin to appreciate the intricate scenes that is displayed in the copper.

"My job in those early years was to bring in the coal for the fire. Our coal bin was a three-sided box with an open top. Each night I went to the bin and filled the coal buckets with coal. We had two: one for big lumps and one for smaller pieces." -James N. Boblenz