We Are Awesome Folow Us

“Royal Sussex Trug” garden basket


In the 1820s, shortly before Queen Victoria’s access to the throne, a man from Sussex, named Thomas Smith, invented the “Sussex Trug”: a basket made of chestnut and willow wood assembled with copper nails, inspired from old “trogs” once used in Anglo-Saxon farms to measure grain, beer or milk.

A few years later, Thomas Smith exhibited his basket at the 1851 World’s Fair in Hyde Park. Queen Victoria was immediately seduced and placed an order to offer it to members of the “Royal Family”.

The Sussex Trug then becomes “Royal”, and a symbol of the traditional, world-famous English gardening scene.
Today, “Royal Sussex Trugs” are still made “the old way”: a wooden basket made from a handle and rim of sweet chestnut wood. The body of the trug is made of five or seven thin boards of white willow. Nails are in copper to avoid rust.

This model here, called number 04, is elongated with nearly square edges.

NB: Each basket is unique, authenticated, numbered and signed by the craftsman who made it.

1 in stock

SKU: 2430000003912 Categories: , , ,
Fait-Main oblige, tous nos objets sont des pièces uniques, même en petite série.

A La Maison de Commerce, vous ne trouverez donc jamais 2 objets identiques,
notamment celui de la photo et le vôtre.

Ceci vous garantit son authenticité, sa beauté,
et quelques irrégularités inhérentes à son façonnage par les meilleurs savoir-faire de France et d’Europe.

Tous nos objets sont livrés avec un certificat d’authenticité délivré par La Maison de Commerce.

Hand-made being a prerequisite, all our objects are unique pieces, even in small series.

At La Maison de Commerce, you will never find 2 identical objects, including the one in the photo and yours.

This guarantees its authenticity, beauty, and some irregularities inherent in its shaping by the best expertise in France and Europe.

All our objects are delivered with a certificate of authenticity issued by La Maison de Commerce.

Dimensions 38 × 20 cm

Chestnut Wood, Willow Wood




Thomas Smith’s Trugs Si vous souhaitez en apprendre davantage sur cet artisan, c'est par ici Découvrir Thomas Smith’s Trugs

You may also like…

You don't have permission to register