Enormous Handmade Wooden Alsatian Wine Tubs
We've had plenty of wooden wine tubs before, but these are just sensational. Handmade of pine and with their original wrought iron hoops, they are in all original, as-found condition with no drain holes as of now (but we can drill them if you like). From a vineyard in the far-eastern French province of Alsace, they have an amazing darkened rustic patina and were originally used to mash the grapes by foot. We have two, each of which differs very slightly in size, but close enough to make a pair of exceptional planters or above-ground herb or vegetable gardens. Solid and without wobble, they can withstand any climate, but if you are going to plant them, we would suggest liners to keep the wood intact for decades to come. They also could be used as rustic soaking tubs or topped with a piece of stone or glass for a large tasting table in your wine cellar. Their tapering oval shape gives them additional interest. One measures 54 inches wide x 38.5" deep (front to back) x 28.75 inches high with an interior height of 26.25 inches. The second one measures 53.25 inches wide x 37.75 inches deep (front to back) x 28.75 high with an interior height of 25.5 inches. Please note that there are two available and we have priced them individually.
France, CA 1930
H: 28.75 in D: 38.5 in W: 54 in
Price: $2,950 each
Ref: CPL 1174 A, B