MID CENTURY FAUX WALNUT & GOLD-TONE ICE BUCKET
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In 1969, after reading the Dale Carnegie classic, young advertising executive and suavé bachelor Gordon Thornwell was on a quest to make friends and influence people. His zeal for the Carnegie strategy is what prompted him to purchase a stylish Gail-A-Ware ice bucket. Gordon figured a well equipped bar would be the perfect "ace in the hole" to complement Carnegie's proven "friend-making" strategies.
For sale is a stylish mid century ice bucket made in the USA by Gailstyn Company of New York. This bucket looks to be new, unused and with its original hang tags--its been in somebody's closet for over forty years. It measures 8.5" tall (to the top of the lid knob), 7.5" to the top of the bucket (without the lid) and 7" in diameter. It features a gold-tone metal lid with decorative ribs and faux wood knob and a swing-a-way carrying handle. The outside of the bucket is faux walnut grain plastic with gold-tone metal trim. The interior is white plastic. The labels say it is insulated with fiberglass. We are dating this item to the late 1960s.
As mentioned above, this ice bucket looks like it has never been used so it is in very good to excellent vintage condition. We did notice some light scratches and discolored gold-tone finish on the lid from years of storage.
We have several other mid century ice buckets including these:
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