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Pair of Dolly Tubs

Dolly Tubs



A Pair of original English dolly tubs - iconic pieces that make fabulous planters!

Zinc plated dolly tubs replaced wooden washing vessels in the late 19th century, and they continued as a mainstay of wash day until the 1940s, when washing machines and plastic bowls took over! Genuine zinc plated dolly tubs have become desirable, even iconic items, which are often recycled into wonderful garden planters.

Authentic dolly tubs can be tricky to get hold of, with garden centres selling reproduction ones. However at Violet Grey we always have a number of original dolly tubs in stock, in a range of sizes and conditions.

The really do make perfect planters, as you can see in our photographs.

English, ranging from circa 1900 - 1940s.

Size: Height 55cm Diameter:45cm

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"Wonderful addition to our garden."


MAY 2021

We are very pleased with the Arras bench, a wonderful addition to our garden. Thank you for your help in making this possible.

"Love the table & chairs"


March 2021

Delivery first thing this morning as promised. Love the table & chairs.

"The perfect bistro set"


May 2021

Just to say that we are very pleased with the bistro set and it sits perfectly in its allocated space amongst lemon bushes.

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March 2021

Delivery first thing this morning as promised. Love the table & chairs.

"Looks Slendid"


June 2021

All arrived this morning and looks splendid.

"Lovely Chairs"


June, 2021

The chairs arrived with me today. They are lovely. Thank you for all your work finding them for me.

"We love it!"


April 2021

All arrived safely and nice and early. Thanks, we love it!

"They are wonderful"

Gerri, USA,  

April, 2021

Thank you for my well packed and beautiful Swans and my Garden Stork! They are wonderful ❤️

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