Early 19C British Regency Provincial Oak Coal Scuttle

Early 19C British Regency Provincial Oak Coal Scuttle.

Nice little Early – Regency Period – 19th Century oak carved coal/fuel ‘scuttle” or container.

This piece would sit on the floor beside a fireplace…..coal, wood or turf would be stored in it for the fire.

Quality Regency Brass Handles……British Provincial from circa 1820.

Gorgeous natural patina.

PROVINCIAL FURNITURE: ‘Provincial” furniture is the term used to describe pieces of furniture that were made in the more rural and rustic parts of the Country involved. Generally speaking, provincial pieces tend to be made from easily accessible local woods such as oak, ash and maple. Designs tended to be simpler in form than pieces made in the major cities. The major cities had greater access to more exotic imported woods and designs tended to be more more intricate and inspired by the prevailing global trends.Wealth also had a large part to play in most provincial pieces. Clearly, the wealthy people of the 17th, 18th and 19th Centuries wanted ONLY THE BEST AVAILABLE………….and would buy their furniture from high-end city retailers or manufacturers and often had then specifically made for them on commission. Ordinary folk could not afford this but would instead rely upon local cabinet makers for their furniture needs.

The Regency in the United Kingdom was a period when King George III was deemed unfit to rule and his son, the Prince of Wales, ruled as his proxy as Prince Regent. On the death of his father in 1820, the Prince Regent became George IV. The term Regency (or Regency era) can refer to various dates with some given a longer period than the decade of the formal Regency which lasted 1811-1820. The period 1795 to 1837 (the latter part of the reign of George III and the reigns of his sons George IV, as Prince Regent and King, and William IV) is often attributed as the Regency era characterised by distinctive trends in British architecture, literature, fashions, politics, and culture. The Regency era formally ended in 1837 when Queen Victoria succeeded William IV.

Link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Regency_era

Early 19C British Regency Provincial Oak Coal Scuttle.

Provenance: Bought from a reputable dealer in Ireland.

Dimensions: 13″ tall, 14″ wide and 19.5″ deep

Condition: Very good for it’s age and use.

Price NOW: $600

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