A 19thC Ship 'CREWS' Food Storage Barrel


19th Century

  • £350.00
  • €381 Euro
  • $429 US Dollar

United Kingdom

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A 19thC Ship 'CREWS' Food Storage Barrel

This is a lovely original rustic oak and iron bound barrel that was converted in the 19th century to be a storage container for the crews food, it is written on the sides of the barrel from various periods.  One is in white 'CREWS' with some numbers and the other is in black also saying 'CREWS' . This sort of barrel was for use on Galleons or Sail Ships. It has 3 of the original iron bands there whilst three are missing, the whole barrel is solid and tight and ready to use for whatever purpose you choose. It has had lots of running repairs over the years, most notably the change of one of the hinges but this has been left there as its a nice honest rustic repair.

While a few of the more fancy teak and brass bound officers dried and salted meat barrels can be found these crews ones are scarce as they generally were just disposed when broken.


19th Century

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Heirlooms by Lawrence specialises in unusual, decorative antiques and natural history items with a focus on function and quality.

It is run by husband and wife duo Lawrence & Katja. Lawrence has grown up in the antiques trade with over 25 years of experience operating in both hemispheres of the globe. Katja is relatively new to the industry and brings an interesting and fresh eye to choosing stock. They do not buy anything that they themselves would not be happy to have in their own home.

They are based in Bodicote nr. Banbury. Approx. 10 minutes from junction 10 on the M40, they are in their studio most weekdays  9 till 5 but stock viewing is by appointment."

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