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Antique Rosewood & Bone Knitting Nancy / Peg / Tube * Circa 1850 For Sale
Rosewood & Bone Knitting Nancy / Peg / Tube
* Circa 1850
knitting Nancy is hand
carved of rosewood and has
a beautiful old patina and grain pattern.
The top is inlaid with layers of bone*. This style of knitting tool is
called by a variety of names. Knitting
Nancy, knitting peg, knitting tube, knitting spool and knitting
noddy are the ones I've heard. They were extensively used in the 18th
and 19th centuries for making tube style cords. Modern plastic ones are
has a hollow center and steel pegs for the knitting
loops. The bone inlay has a couple of minute surface cracks at the top.
The condition is otherwise excellent with no chips or loss and it
1/8" long and 1" in
diameter. Carved wood and
ivory examples are shown on p. 108 of Needlework
Tools and Accessories
by Molly Proctor.
item is made of bone from a domestic cow (bovine) and not from an
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Antique Rosewood & Bone Knitting Nancy / Peg / Tube * Circa 1850: $164