Antique Carved Wood Knitting Sheath Folk Art Treen Love Token Sewing Tool North
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Antique Carved Wood Knitting Sheath Folk Art Treen Love Token Sewing Tool North :
hand carved from a single piece of wood in the folk art tradition,
with fabulous & intricate carving in an unusual shape & form.
(please see pics.)
Often carved by loved ones & given as a love token
in the rural & working class communities of the North of England.
This one has initials M.J.B to the front centre,
witha finecarved handle with geometric banded design
& foliate shoulder decoration all with a diamond edged belt border.
The needle end has a brass disc terminal
with a gentle bowing curveto the straight length,
all carved with great skill.
(please see pics.)
Plain to the reverse.
(please see pic.# 4)
Completely original & exactly as we found it.
This is a scarce shape & form,
the straight sided "dagger" form is mostunusual.
I have only seen this shape once before, probably 20 years ago
it camefrom the Appleby area of the North Penines.
I do not know where this example was made
I also do not know who the initials were or the family name.
(22cm long x 6cm wide)
ANTIQUE &USED CONDITION
Totally original & fresh to the market.
Completely as found with no splits, cracks orrestoration.
Antique, used &pre-owned,
withsome light signs of age & use, as you would expect.
(please see pics.)
Some minor surface marks &light rubbing in parts,
with some darker staining to the bottom section
Some rubbing & marks to the surface of the reverse shoulder area.
(please see all photographs that show the item condition.)
Otherwiseit isvery goodthroughout for it's age & use,
is a highly unusual example
it displays absolutely beautifully.
(please see all of the photographs provided, that show the exact item condition.)
An excellent knitting sheath,
that would grace any collection
a particularly good example.
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