Item of The Week - Edwardian Purdonium

Named after its’ creator, Mr Purdon, a Purdonium is a slightly fancier and more elaborate example of a coal bucket or coal scuttle. We have chosen one for this week’s Item of The Week, and this particular example has some striking design features that we thought you’d appreciate.

Made over 100 years ago, in 1901 to be exact, this Purdonium has a certain rustic charm about it and is presented in used but good condition, which is reflected in its price. It boasts its’ original castors and ceramic handle and has a pretty heart shaped carving and a heart shaped mirror to the front.

We could see this taking pride of place in a country cottage next to a cosy open fireplace, and the beauty of this piece is that it has the potential to be lovingly restored back to its former glory, or as is popular in our current day, this lovely Edwardian Antique could be upcycled to give it a more ‘shabby chic’ appearance. Whatever you decide to do to it, we’re sure it will make a splendid addition to your home.

Constructed from Walnut, it has a drop-down door which opens to reveal great storage space. Here you could keep coal for the fire or a small supply of logs. There is a shelf directly above and another at the top of the unit; great for placement of vases, candles or various other decorative ornaments.

This Purdonium is being sold by Decades of Antiques for £148


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