The Merchants Table

Royal Sussex Willow and Sweet Chestnut Trugs

£115
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In the heydays of the 1820’s, just before Queen Victoria ascended to the English Throne, a Man of Sussex, one Thomas Smith of Herstmonceux, made a decision about his life that was to have a profound effect on Sussex and the world…. taking an ancient idea dating back to Anglo Saxon times, Thomas redesigned the historic “trog” and in so doing he created a staple of a quintessential English country garden, he invented the Sussex Trug.

Royal Sussex trugs are skilfully hand crafted, using willow and finished with sweet chestnut for the rim and handle. Each piece of wood is hand shaved to the correct thickness using a draw knife, which the craftsman does instinctively by eye. The boards of the trug are made using recycled cricket bat willow, these boards are placed inside the frame and fixed securely into position using beautiful solid copper tacks.

These trugs are made to be treasured, every knot and grain a precious reminder of their English heritage - to be enjoyed for many many years.

DImensions ( L, W, H)

Small Flower Trug - 50 x 28 x 27 cm

Large Flower Trug - 64 x 36 x 32 cm

Garden Trug - 56 x 30 x 27 cm

Small Oval Trug - 40 x 23 x 24 cm ( Pictured with courgettes)

Large Fireside Log Trug - 58 x 44 x 40 cm

We aim to make ordering from us as straightforward as possible.

Once your online transaction has been completed your order will be confirmed by email within 24 hours. If your order is placed on a Friday, or over the weekend, your item will be shipped within 3 days from the Monday.

Our shipping rates are calculated based on the estimated weight and size of the items. 

UK CUSTOMERS

Please allow 3-5 working days for delivery in the UK. In most cases it will be less.

INTERNATIONAL CUSTOMERS

We do ship outside of the UK and are delighted to do so, but we ask you to email, susanna@themerchantstable.co.uk, so we may give you an accurate shipping cost to your destination.

Any customs or import duties are charged once the parcel reaches its destination country. These charges must be paid by the recipient of the parcel. Unfortunately, we have no control over these charges, and cannot tell you what the cost would be, as customs policies and import duties vary widely from country to country.

DUTIES

We recommend contacting your local customs office for current charges before you order, so you are not surprised by charges you were not expecting.

Please be aware that your parcel can be also delayed by customs and subsequent charges can be applied. We have no control over this, and cannot supply any details why or for how long your parcel will be delayed.

If you wish to return a purchase please notify us at susanna@themerchantstable.co.uk

If you are unhappy with our products in any way, they can be returned provided they are in saleable condition.

If you wish to return your item and receive a full refund items need to posted/couriered back to us within 7 days of being received by you.

Please note refunds to Debit/Credit Cards normally clear in 1/2 days after receipt of the returned goods.

Returns received outside the above time frame will not be accepted. For all returns you will be required to arrange and pay for the return of the products to us.

We will only accept returns provided the goods are received by us in the condition they were in when delivered to you.

ADDRESS FOR ALL RETURNS & EXCHANGES

Please returns items to: 

The Merchant’s Table
10 Church Street
Woodbridge
Suffolk IP12 1DH

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