Antique Galvanized Bucket, Farmhouse Planter, Dover Stamping, Rustic Metal, Round Washtub, Distressed Gray, Ribbed Steel, Home Decor

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The distressed and worn Dover Stamping Company galvanized farmhouse bucket/planter is in good condition. The wear and distress on this light-gray to gray farmhouse bucket gives it a wonderful country-farmhouse charm. Also, as can be seen in the photos, a gorgeous beige-gray patina has developed on the bucket - mainly on the interior. While it is possible to use this bucket around the farm for carrying things such as vegetables, fruits, feed, eggs, etc., it is being offered in this listing as a planter/storage tub. The ribbed sides, rolled rim, and solid arch-shaped wire-style handle along with the "A" stamped into the center of the bottom are consistent with the Dover Stamping Company. According to references, the Dover Stamping Company started circa 1833 in Dover, New Hampshire. By 1869, the company was one of the leading American manufacturers of housewares and tinners' tools. While there are no discernible numbers pointing to its maximum capacity, the measurements of the bucket indicate that it should hold approximately four liquid gallons.

Please note that screen resolution and/or original lighting could cause the colors to appear lighter or darker than actual. Also, the ChapStick is not included with this listing as it was used for scale purposes only.

As previously mentioned, there are areas of distress and wear on this gorgeous galvanized farmhouse bucket/planter. There are three narrow line-like holes in the rustic-gray bottom that are most likely due to the bucket being used. While there are some dents along with other areas of stress and wear on the bucket, it is possible that most - if not all - could be straightened back out. However, these places of wear and use give evidence of authenticity and add to the overall attractiveness of the bucket. Even more, some of the most popular information pertaining to the use of galvanized buckets in the home includes detailed directions for making them have the appearance of wear and use.

The decorative possibilities for this gorgeous Dover Stamping Company galvanized farmhouse bucket/planter are many. The entryway or living area would be enhanced by the addition of this beautifully distressed and worn galvanized steel bucket/planter filled with live or faux floral arrangements. Also, the bedroom or bath area would welcome this gorgeous gray galvanized bucket for its wonderful country-farmhouse charm. This bucket would be perfect mounted to a wall with or without a center dividing shelf. The solid arch-shaped wire-style handle would be great for holding towels, neckties, handbags, etc. In addition, legs could added to the bucket to make it a very attractive - not to mention handy - open-top icebox/cooler.

The collector will appreciate this gorgeous galvanized farmhouse bucket/planter for its good condition, beige-gray patina, wonderful country-farmhouse charm, distressed and worn character, and beautiful overall appearance.

The distressed and worn light-gray to gray Dover Stamping Company farmhouse bucket/planter weighs 38.1 oz.

The distressed and worn Dover Stamping Company galvanized farmhouse bucket/planter measures approximately 8" tall to the top of the rim or 8.75" tall to the top of the handle-mounts x 14.25" wide across from outside of handle to outside of handle x 13 7/8" wide across the rim from outside to outside x 11 3/8" wide across the bottom from outside to outside.

The circumference around the top - just below the lip of the rim measures approximately 42".

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Antique Galvanized Bucket Farmhouse Planter Dover Stamping Rustic Metal Round Washtub Distressed Gray Ribbed Steel Home Decor

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