Antique primitive dug out grain bin or meal bin



  • £395.00
  • €447 Euro
  • $487 US Dollar

United Kingdom

Hoarde Vintage Member since 2022
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H 57cm x W 35cm x D 33cm

A rare and beautiful antique grain bin, handcarved from a single piece of a tree trunk, with a removable lid and a similarly hand-carved base. Originating from a farm in Eastern Europe around the turn of the century, this piece would originally have been used to store grain or other such thinga, but today it would also make a fantastic bin for kindling by an open fire, or even a useful rustic side table to be placed by a sofa or chair.

The condition is structurally very good considering the utilitarian history of the piece. There are signs throughout of historic woodworm, which has now been treated several times. There are fractures to the sides as pictured, but nothing that undermines the sturdiness of the piece. The lid looks to have been split in two at one point and stuck back together with glue. The lid on one side has become chipped, as shown, which does mean that the lid doesn't quite sit exacly flush with the base anymore, but this again does not detract from the practical use of the piece and actually rather adds to the rustic charm of the thing.


  • H: 57cm (22.44in)
  • W: 35cm (13.78in)
  • D: 33cm (12.99in)



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