Antique English Edwardian Inlaid Mahogany Purdonium Coal Scuttle Bin (Circa 1910)

GBP 395.00

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Object Description

Here is a fine quality antique English Edwardian inlaid mahogany purdonium / fall front coal scuttle bin, circa 1910, in excellent original condition.

• Item: Purdonium / Coal Scuttle
• Circa: 1910
• Period: Edwardian
• Provenance: England, UK
• Wood: Mahogany
• Crossbanding & satinwood string inlay
• Moulded & string inlaid shaped gallery upstand
• String inlaid & cross banded top
• Moulded panel cross banded, string and marquetry inlaid fall front
• Steel foliate carrying handles & fall handle
• Original removable tin container
• Moulded plinth
• Shaped frieze
• Fantastic colour & patination
• Superb quality
• Excellent original condition
• Original polish & patination
• Free delivery to England, Wales & Southern Scotland*
• Free 14-day UK returns

Here is a fine quality antique English Edwardian inlaid mahogany purdonium / fall front coal scuttle bin, circa 1910, in excellent original condition. The purdonium features a shaped, moulded & satinwood string inlaid gallery upstand, above a string inlaid & crossbanded top. Below, is a panelled fall front, which boasts two stages of cross banding, bounded with string inlay, and central fan-shaped marquetry inlay. The fall also retains the original steel foliate handle, with further foliate carrying handles on either side. The fall opens to reveal a spacious interior, which retains the original removable tin interior container. The coal scuttle rests on a moulded plinth, with shaped frieze. This coal scuttle is solid in joint and ready to use.

The purdonium has been cleaned and French polished, by hand, to a professional standard, therefore the colour and patination is of an excellent standard. It has a fantastic rich mahogany colour and patination; this can only be achieved through age and years of care and cleaning it has received.

This purdonium would look superb in a variety of rooms – especially the living room and can be used as a storage cabinet. It would certainly grace any home, in either a traditional or contemporary setting; It is a great investment as it is extremely functional. So, don’t miss out on your chance to own a lovely piece of furniture.

Height = 63.6cm or 25” or 2ft 1”
Width = 40.5cm or 16” or 1ft 4”
Depth (including handle) = 35cm or 13¾” or 1ft 1¾”

The price for this item is £395, which includes free delivery to mainland England, Wales & southern Scotland* and free 14-day returns.

Free UK Delivery*:
We offer free delivery to mainland England, Wales, and Southern Scotland (anywhere south of Stirling). *We do not offer free delivery to locations north of Stirling in Scotland, Northern Ireland, or any British Islands off the mainland; for example, the Isle of Man, Isle of White and Channel Islands. If you live in one of the areas where we do not offer free delivery, please contact us for a delivery quote before purchasing the item. Delivery will be made by our specialised antique furniture delivery service, or in some cases we will use a courier service for distant deliveries.

Delivery times are usually 1-4 weeks depending on location; we aim to deliver the majority of items within 2 weeks. All items are professionally packaged and fully insured in transit, therefore, we can assure you, your items will be securely protected in transit and arrive safely with you.

Once you have purchased an item, we will contact you by email and/or telephone and provide you with a provisional delivery date, in order for you to confirm if it is suitable for you. Once you have confirmed you can accept delivery on the provisional delivery date, we will book the delivery in with our shippers and it then becomes a confirmed delivery date.

We will also provide you with our shippers’ contact details, in case you need to contact the driver on the day of delivery. It’s helpful if you can provide us with both the landline and mobile telephone number, in case the driver cannot reach you on one of the numbers on the day of delivery, they can contact you on your alternative number.

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Free 14 Days UK Returns & Refunds:
A free 14-day “no quibble” returns policy (from the date you receive the item) is available if you are not happy with this item. We will collect the item free of charge from you (we do not charge a return fee / collection fee). You will be given a full refund as long as the item is returned in the same condition. We will collect returns using our own specialist furniture delivery company. We will not accept returns via a courier service (due to experience of damaged items in transit). This refund policy only applies to deliveries to the UK.

UK Buyer Payment:
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International Buyers:
If you live outside the UK and you would like to purchase this item, please contact us before purchasing it, so that we can obtain an accurate shipping quote and delivery lead-time. The shipping quote provided is a global estimate only. The actual shipping cost will vary by country and postcode. Due to the distances and costs involved with shipping outside the UK, a returns policy is therefore not available for international buyers. Before placing your order(s) please make sure this is the item for you. We request payment by bank transfer (we do not accept payment via PayPal, credit or debit cards for international purchases). Payment is requested within 10 days of the purchase. Payment must be cleared before the items are collected or delivered to our shippers. The advertised price of the item does not include the shipping cost, sales tax, import duty or custom fees.

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About the Seller:
This item is being sold by Yola Gray Antiques who is an accredited member of LAPADA (the UK’s largest Trade Association of Professional Art and Antique Dealers) and CINOA. CINOA is the world association of Art & Antique dealer associations. All LAPADA & CINOA members abide by their strict code of practice by adhering to reputable standards of quality, expertise and integrity.

Yola Gray has dealt in fine art and antique furniture for over 40 years. Yola Gray has a special interest in Colonial furniture, specifically Colonial Four Poster Beds. Yola Gray also provides a variety of fine English Antique Furniture, Art and Fabrics to clients in the UK, Europe and further afield.

Please visit the Yola Gray website at for further items and information.

Ref. 50934

Object Condition

This antique Edwardian mahogany purdonium / coal scuttle is in excellent original condition, which is commensurate with its age. Nominal old use marks to the leading edges and interior, but nothing significant considering the age of the item. There is no missing inlay and purdonium retains the origin tin bin. The purdonium has been cleaned and French polished, by hand, to a professional standard, therefore the colour and patination is of an excellent standard. This item is well constructed, solid in joint and ready to use.

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