Antique Copper Firewood Buckets
An antique copper firewood bucket is a large cylindrical container used to store, collect or carry coal or firewood.
Brief history and description
Firewood buckets first became mass-produced during the late 1800s and early 1900s, and were typically placed next to fireplaces inside of homes or farms.
Antique copper firewood buckets can range in shape, size and style, and some may even feature hand-hammered engravings, textures or designs as well. Some buckets may also feature wrought iron bottoms, rolled lips, brass ring handles, wrought iron bands, paw feet or top rims.
An antique copper firewood bucket is generally very durable, and is often painted with a coating in order to protect the surface of the bucket from any fire damage. The majority of copper firewood buckets feature round or oval shapes, and may also come with matching brushes, bowls or tubs.
Guide for collectors
Antique copper firewood buckets which were manufactured by Arts & Crafts, or buckets that come with matching brushes, bowls or tubs are considered to be the most rare and valuable. Oversized copper firewood buckets, or buckets featuring hand-hammered textures or designs are considered to be rare, but not necessarily the most valuable.
Restoration of an antique copper firewood bucket is recommended, but only if there is noticeable damage. However, restoring the bucket may decrease its value.
For more information regarding antique copper firewood buckets, visit Natural Fires' official website or Fireplace Mall's official website.
Freeman's in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania sold a copper firewood bucket (13" x 16") which was manufactured in England by Arts & Crafts and stamped with "Townshends" for $400 in May of 2003.
Susanin's Auctions in Chicago, Illinois sold a copper firewood bucket (15" x 12") along with a double-handled copper bowl for $150 in July of 2008.
Tory Hill Auctions in Raleigh, North Carolina sold a copper firewood bucket along with a copper tub for $35 in December of 2010.
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