Antique English Victorian Oak & Brass Bound Butter Barrel Stool / Seat Bucket by R. A. Lister & Co. (Circa 1890)

GBP 495.00

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Object Description

Here is a fine quality antique English Victorian oak & brass bound butter barrel stool made by R. A. Lister & Co., circa 1890, in excellent condition.

• Item: Oak Barrel Stool
• Circa: 1890
• Period: Victorian
• Material: Oak
• Provenance: England, UK
• Cabinetmaker: R A Lister & Co.
• Recessed lid
• Original brass bound exterior
• Original iron carrying handles
• Excellent colour and patination
• Free delivery to England, Wales & southern Scotland*
• Free 14-day UK returns policy

Here is a fine quality antique English Victorian oak & brass bound butter barrel stool made by R. A. Lister & Co., circa 1890, in excellent condition. Originally designed as a functional barrel to make butter. The bucket is constructed with vertical oak planks, secured by bounding. The bucket features a brass bound, recessed lid, allowing items to be placed on the top, without risk of them rolling off. The oak lid lifts off to reveal storage space inside, with drainage holes to the base. Additionally, the company label is located inside the rim, below the lid. The bucket also retains its original triangular iron carrying handles, constructed with several brass bound rings. This item is well-constructed and ready to use as either a decorative item, stool or storage bucket / box around the house.

This item features a rich, warm brown oak colour. As it boasts the original polish, it has a fantastic colour and patination; this can only be achieved through age and years of care and cleaning it has received.

This bucket is a very useful and versatile item; it can serve as a coal or firewood bucket, bread bin, waste bin, or even as a planter in the garden! It would be suited to a variety of settings, such as the hallway, living room or garden. This item would certainly grace any home and 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 = 44.1cm or 17⅜” or 1ft 5⅜”
Depth = 41cm or 16⅛” or 1ft 4⅛”

The price for this item is £495, 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.

In order to be able to offer you free delivery, it is based on a 1-man delivery only. For any large items that require 2 people to lift the item, we ask that you are available at the time of delivery to be able to give our shipper a lift off the van and into your house with the item. If you are not able to lift items yourself, we ask that you have someone on hand at the time of delivery to assist our shipper with lifting the item.

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:
For UK buyers, we accept cash on collection or delivery; cheque, credit card, BACS (free bank to bank transfer) or PayPal. Payment is requested within 5 days of the sale. Payment must be cleared before the items are collected or delivered.

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.

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Object History

R A Lister & Co. was founded in 1867 by Robert Ashton Lister. After falling out with his father, following exhibiting the family’s products at the Paris Exhibition of the same year, Robert founded the company in the former Howard’s Lower Mill, on Water Street in Dursley, to manufacture agricultural machinery. Through the rest of the 19th Century, the company was responsible for purchasing the rights to, and then perfecting the design of Mikael Pedersen’s cream separator, which, by centrifugal force allowed for a constant running speed and more regular consistency of cream. Robert even transported the first cream separator to Western Canada by horse buggy, over the plains of Alberta.

The turn of the 20th Century saw expansion into other products, such as sheep shearing equipment, milk churns, wooden butter barrels, as well as producing garden furniture from wooden off-cuts. Through the first half of the 20th Century, the company moved into the production of internal combustion engines, including the introduction of the Lister Auto-Truck in 1926, for the movement of goods around factories, stations and dockyards.

In 1967, the company was bought out by engineering and aerospace giant Hawker Siddeley, who later merged them with their old rival Petter Diesels, forming Lister Petter Ltd in 1986. However, the 1990s saw a decline in demand from overseas, and Hawker Siddeley itself was bought out by BTR plc in 1992, who in turn merged with Seibe in 1999 to form Invensys plc, and Lister Petter was sold off, with various aspects of the business portioned off to different companies.

In modern times, the company Lister Petter, having survived various mergers and buyouts, as well as three periods of administration in the 2010s, still survives to this day, supplying industrial and marine powerplants.

Object Condition

This oak coal bucket is in excellent condition, considering its age. Nominal old use marks to the leading edges and interior, but nothing significant, considering the age of the item. The lid is original, as are the iron carrying handles. The item solid and ready to be used.

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