Amazing Antique Hand Carved Hornbeam. Museum worthy, this was carved from a whole tree trunk, this treen hornbeam storage container was completely carved by hand and used for storage. It has amazing patina, and the wabi-sabi details of heavy metal staples to mend the sides.
This vessel makes such a statement, perfect to use of a planter, or as an objet d'art by itself. I fell in love with this, it's a testimony of the inventiveness and imagination of men and women who did not have great means. Perfect in your French Country home, but also exceptional in a contemporary setting as a piece of sculptural art. Dates to the late 1700's early 1800's. A rare to find treasure.