Wooden Antique English Victorian Chelsea SHERRY Spirits Barrel Keg for LAMP / DECOR / BAR


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This fantastic wood spirits / liquor barrel comes from Chelsea England and dates to the late Victorian / early Edwardian period. 
it reads in gold lettering “Pale Dry Cordoza Sherry by Stowells of Chelsea” and had black iron banding and bolts.

 It would be perfect converted into a lamp!   In fact I have two that I'm having made into lamps now.   

Measures: 11” tall and about 8 1/2” at widest

Condition: Excellent for age, no chips, no cracks. There is crazing  and  some signs of wear to the gold, all as to be expected with a piece this old, fragile and large.  Overall it is bright and will be marvelous for display!

interior photos:  Charles Faudree via Traditional Home converts a similar, smaller English barrel into a lamp for a bar

Last photo: Gail Clairidge converts a pair of the same kind, though different scene, into lamps for a sideboard.