This sinewy form transcends this washboard from its former functional place in history to an object of simple, minimalist beauty. Start a collection of these once ubiquitous utilitarian objects, each ribbed board shoulders its own story. Imagine a wall in your loft devoid of liitle but a well curated collection of washboards. We have had friends that have rocked collections of domestic artifacts such as clothes pins, wood clothing hangers, rolling pins, … Washboards have sufficient cachet to have captured the attention of star artist Chuck Close. The New York Times style magazine “The Collections of Artists” selected Close’s collection among four art luminaries. What is but one of the objects of his attention? Washboards! This is an early National washboard marked patented December 21, 1897, Chicago, Saginaw, Memphis.
Measurements: 24.5″ tall, 12.5″ wide, 2 .75″ deep
This vintage stainless steel cream pail is in very good vintage condition. Utilitarian, this pail could serve numerous functions in the home while retaining its rural dairy or industrial steel good looks. Approximately 20″ tall and nearly 10″ in diameter, it could make a wonderful container for gathering or displaying gladiolus or other tall specimen flowers. The buckets handle is strong, swivels out of the way and is built to withstand heavy loads when necessary. Given its original purpose, without the lid, it would also be a great receptacle for wet or dry umbrellas next to the door. Nice storage for birdseed one can carry out to the feeders? Storage for kindling next to the fireplace? What about an aesthetic storage container for dog food or cat food? No doubt you will think of other uses for this fine vintage container with lid. No dents, some minute scratches, they are barely discernible masked within the beautiful patina.