Vintage Wooden Trug – Brick Lane
Handmade in the UK, this vintage wooden trug with “Brick Lane” detail makes a great addition to any home. Each vintage wooden trug is individually made with high quality varnished wood, and no two trug’s will be identical. We think this adds to their character! The vintage wooden trug is decorated with tasteful black ink. They make an ideal rustic kitchen tidy, to display herbs or simply used as a quirky vintage decorative item.
Approximate size of this vintage wooden trug: 16cm wide x 30cm long
Please note these crates are designed to have a rustic and distressed appearance.
We have a range of vintage wooden trugs and crates available, of various size, price and design. They can be found here: https://www.vintiquetree.co.uk/product-category/wooden-boxes/
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Learn more about the history of the wooden trug….
Originally used in agriculture for harvesting produce and measuring grain, the trug became famous after a Mr Smith showed them at the Great Exhibition in 1851 and Queen Victoria ordered a consignment for members of the Royal Family.
On completion of the order, Mr Smith loaded his trugs into a wheelbarrow and walked all the way from Herstmonceux to Buckingham Palace trusting no-one else with his precious cargo. By this time many shapes and sizes had been added to the range so that there were trugs for all purposes; for gathering cut flowers; carrying logs; decorative square, oval and round ones for the house; fish scoops for the Yarmouth herring industry and for use in the stable and poultry yard.
With modern farming methods and the invention of plastic, the trug industry almost died out. Fortunately there were always gardeners who have found that there is really nothing to replace the traditional Sussex Trug for its strength and durability. With a minimum of maintenance a trug should last a generation and often a lot longer as it is often possible to repair.