Coal scuttle

Metal coal scuttle painted black with handpainted daffodils on the upward lifting front panel. The lid is hinged along the top edge with decorative brass hinges and has an undecorated handle along the bottom edge. There is a decorative brass handle on the top surface.
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To keep order and beauty within the household, the coal scuttle was made to sit next to the fireplace in living areas and bedrooms to hide the dirty coal. There are two coal scuttles in Richmond Cottage, one in living area and one in the bedroom. Both coal scuttles, made between 1880 and 1900, are decorated with a spray of faded hand-painted flowers. Inside the coal scuttle is a coal box with a removable handle.
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