Description & Technical information

The buckets retain the original ornate brass lifting handles and brass rings and have later fitted brass liners. One bucket with a printed paper label to the inside reading: ‘Frances A. Elkins, Monterey, California’.
Frances Alder Elkins (1888-1953) was a leading Californian interior decorator in the first half of the 20th century. The paper label indicates that these buckets were not only part of one of her prestigious commissions, but also part of her private collection at Casa Amesti in California.

Date:  1800
Period:  1750-1850, 18th century
Origin:  Ireland
Medium: Mahogany
Dimensions: 79.5 x 54.5 x 65 cm (31¹/₄ x 21¹/₂ x 25⁵/₈ inches)
Provenance: Collection of Frances A. Elkins, California, USA.
Private collection, Dublin, Ireland.

Categories: Furniture