Treen Candlestick 

English, early 18th c.

Good chunky turning, nicely colored yew wood and a solid prenece on your table. Shows traditional 17th/18th-century features, but probably a bit later. Early treen at its best. Takes a small diameter candle, probably tallow -- suggesting an early date. A pretty little thing.


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Treen Salt 

English, c.1700

How often can you have a drink in the pub where one of your antiques was first used? Now's your chance. This salt is inscribed "Cooper Inn London", probably for the Coopers Arms (1638) in Covent Garden. The inn changed its name to the Lamb and Flag in 1772 and is still open today tucked away down Rose Lane. Charles Dickens was a frequent customer, and so can you be. Nicely turned, untouched surface, shallow bowl for scooping salt out with fingers. What a find!


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Dry Goods Measure 

English, 17th/18th c.

Deep patina on both wood and iron - it makes you want to stroke it! Scalloped iron top rim held by iron straps, iron foot rim, hanging ring. Dug out construction, not turned. The red painted ring just below the waist is old, possibly original -- some sort of filling guide perhaps?


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Snuff Ladle 

English, late 18th c.

Nice little tool for filling a personal snuffbox from the storage jar. Finely turned oak bowl, balleen handle with a spiral twist. All in a dark, glowing surface. A good insight into times gone by, and today, just another useless but beautiful antique to bring you pleasure!


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Pistol-form Boot Jack 

English, c.1775

This is a rare object, possibly made for a military campaign. An ingenious woodworker came up with this pistol-form portable boot jack! Similar examples of these jacks are illustrated in Pinto's Book of Treen and Other Wooden Bygones, plate 246.


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