Google Catalogs - Pottery Barn - Fall 2013

Google Catalogs - Pottery Barn - Fall 2013

Love this cabinet.

Love this cabinet.

Antique wood ice box/refrigerator case.  Beautiful! Luke and I want to one day have this as part of our bar set-up at home:)

Antique wood ice box/refrigerator case. Beautiful! Luke and I want to one day have this as part of our bar set-up at home:)

After restoration.    A few calls and some research told me why. This ice box was built by the Howe Company in Rutland, Vermont, in the late 1890’s. It had spent its first 40 years in at least one east coast country store, holding large blocks of ice to refrigerate and preserve the meats, poultry and milk products of the day. Sometime after the introduction of electric commercial refrigeration, most likely in the 1930’s, it was retired and somehow ended up in a rear barn/storage building on…

Back from the past: restored 1890's ice box is ready for its closeup

After restoration. A few calls and some research told me why. This ice box was built by the Howe Company in Rutland, Vermont, in the late 1890’s. It had spent its first 40 years in at least one east coast country store, holding large blocks of ice to refrigerate and preserve the meats, poultry and milk products of the day. Sometime after the introduction of electric commercial refrigeration, most likely in the 1930’s, it was retired and somehow ended up in a rear barn/storage building on…

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