purdonium

purdonium

(pɜːˈdəʊnɪəm)
n
(Furniture) a type of coal scuttle having a slanted cover that is raised to open it, and an inner removable metal container for the coal
[C19: named after its inventor, a Mr Purdon]
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IT'S an Edwardian walnut purdonium or, to you and me a coal box, complete with metal liner.
He opened his own shop in New Bond Street in 1884 selling everything from lowly copper kettles, purdoniums (coal scuttles) and firescreens to grand chandeliers, each with the style and panache of the artist craftsman.
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