Antique Victorian Vintage British Oak Coopered barrel Stick And Umbrella Stand
An extremely nice English antique barrel made of oak and brass banded, ovoid shape making a simply stunning stick and umbrella stand. Traditionally, a cooper is someone who makes wooden, staved vessels, bound together with hoops and possessing flat ends or heads. Examples of a cooper's work include casks, barrels, buckets, tubs, butter churns, hogsheads, firkins, tierces, rundlets, puncheons, pipes, tuns, butts, pins and breakers.
Traditionally, a hooper was the man who fitted the metal hoops around the barrels or buckets that the cooper had made, essentially an assistant to the cooper. The English name Hooper is derived from that profession. With time, many Coopers took on the role of the Hooper themselves. Approximate dimensions: 25"(63.6cm) high by 12"(30.5cm)Diameter at widest. Would make a fantastic gift!!
- Style/ Period: Victorian
- Product Type: Walking Sticks/ Canes
- Primary Material: Wood/ Woodenware
- Age: 1850-1899
- Product: Walking Sticks
- Original/Repro: Original