Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Old Sugar Chest

While visiting a friend a few days ago she showed me some things she was working on and upcoming projects.   She showed me this wonderful old sugar chest and asked what I thought she should do to it?  Nothing!  Do NOT do a thing!
Sugar chest 2
I offered to take it home and wash it up and put it in my shop.  “Really?” she said.  “Yes.  Let’s see what happens.” I said.  So I took it home and washed the sugar bin part.
Sugar chest 4
Sugar chest 5
Sugar chest 8
The naturally worn patina is gorgeous!
Sugar chest 3
Sugar chest 7
It’s headed for the shop.


Lori E said...

I have never heard of a sugar chest Maureen. Interesting piece and that patina is awesome.

Tymes Past said... it!

HMax said...

What a totally cool piece! Perfect the way it is. It would look good in any part of the house.

Brenda Young said...

Great find, so glad you talked her onto keeping it as is... Curious to see how much it goes for, I've never seen one of these before.....

Deana said...

That is such a cool piece! I love all the colors and the worn,chippy look.

tomasdinera said...


Anonymous said...

I'm not sure what is is, but I do know that it is not a dry sink.

Maureen said...

Thanks everyone.

Definitely not a dry sink. In addition to information from the woman I consigned it for, I did some research and it is has a metal storage bin in the top to store the very precious commodity....sugar.

Shabby Marilyn said...

That is a sugar sweet deal, clean it and it is shabby perfect!

Anonymous said...

It's a commode! To hold a chamber pot and possibly a bowl and ewer for washing!!