Pistol-form Boot Jack

English, c.1775

Walnut. 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. Old replaced hinge, otherwise original condition.

10-1/2" l.
 
$175
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