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Antique Treen & Other Wooden Bygones

J. Collins & Son specialise in selling antique treen and other wooden bygone objects. Before the late 17th century, when pewter, silver and ceramics were used as tableware, the majority of items used were from carved wood. Treen has become highly collectable due to its fine patina and tactile appeal.   READ MORE

S/2097 Antique Treen 19th Century Mahogany Knitting Sheaf

S/2097 Antique Treen 19th Century Mahogany Knitting Sheaf

English Circa 1870
S/2103 Antique Treen 19th Century Table Mounted Apple Peeler

S/2103 Antique Treen 19th Century Table Mounted Apple Peeler

American Circa 1820
S/2100 Antique Treen 19th Century Pear Wood Spice Tower

S/2100 Antique Treen 19th Century Pear Wood Spice Tower

English Circa 1840
S/2108 Antique Treen 18th Century Fruitwood Pounce Pot

S/2108 Antique Treen 18th Century Fruitwood Pounce Pot

English Circa 1780 SOLD
S/2077 Antique Treen 19th Cenury Black Papier Mache Snuff Box

S/2077 Antique Treen 19th Cenury Black Papier Mache Snuff Box

English Circa 1820 SOLD
S/2071 Antique Treen 18th Century Oak Tinder Box

S/2071 Antique Treen 18th Century Oak Tinder Box

English Circa 1750 SOLD
S/2076 Antique Treen 19th Century Horn and Oak Powder Flask

S/2076 Antique Treen 19th Century Horn and Oak Powder Flask

Scottisn Circa 1820 SOLD
S/2074 Antique Treen 19th Century Fruitwood Drinking Vessel

S/2074 Antique Treen 19th Century Fruitwood Drinking Vessel

Dutch Circa 1860
S/2069 Antique Treen 19th Century Papier Mache Snuff Box

S/2069 Antique Treen 19th Century Papier Mache Snuff Box

English Circa 1851 SOLD
S/2067 Antique Treen 19th Century Sycamore Searce

S/2067 Antique Treen 19th Century Sycamore Searce

English Circa 1890 SOLD
S/2066 Antique Treen 18th Century Boxwood Pill Silverer

S/2066 Antique Treen 18th Century Boxwood Pill Silverer

English Circa 1780 SOLD
S/2045 Antique Treen 18th Century Lignum Vitae Coffee Grinder

S/2045 Antique Treen 18th Century Lignum Vitae Coffee Grinder

English Circa 1750 SOLD
S/2063 Antique Treen Welsh 18th Century Oak Candle Box

S/2063 Antique Treen Welsh 18th Century Oak Candle Box

Welsh Circa 1780
S/2064 Antique Treen 19th Century Hickory Walking Stick

S/2064 Antique Treen 19th Century Hickory Walking Stick

Austrian Circa 1860
S/2050 Antique Treen 19th Century Birch Washing Bat

S/2050 Antique Treen 19th Century Birch Washing Bat

Scandinavian Circa 1838
S/2073 Antique Treen 19th Century Pitch Pine Goblet

S/2073 Antique Treen 19th Century Pitch Pine Goblet

English Circa 1860
S/2058 Antique Treen Birch Thread or Cotton Dispenser

S/2058 Antique Treen Birch Thread or Cotton Dispenser

Swedish Circa 1860
S/2044 Antique Georgian Table Fork

S/2044 Antique Georgian Table Fork

English Circa 1800
S/2056 Antique Treen Georgian Lignum Vitae Pestle and Mortar

S/2056 Antique Treen Georgian Lignum Vitae Pestle and Mortar

English Circa 1780
S/2051 Antique Treen 19th Century Sycamore Pie Mould

S/2051 Antique Treen 19th Century Sycamore Pie Mould

English Circa 1860
S/2049 Antique Treen 19th Century Birch Salt Roller

S/2049 Antique Treen 19th Century Birch Salt Roller

Swedish Circa 1840
S/2047 Antique Treen 19th Century Lignum Vitae Beehive String Barrel

S/2047 Antique Treen 19th Century Lignum Vitae Beehive String Barrel

English Circa 1880
S/2043 Antique Georgian Table Fork

S/2043 Antique Georgian Table Fork

English Circa 1800
S/2040 Antique Treen 19th Century Mahogany Cribbage Board

S/2040 Antique Treen 19th Century Mahogany Cribbage Board

English Circa 1880
S/2030 Antique Treen Boxwood Spice Flask

S/2030 Antique Treen Boxwood Spice Flask

French Circa 1800
S/2023 Antique Treen 19th Century Beech Double Ended Pestle

S/2023 Antique Treen 19th Century Beech Double Ended Pestle

English Circa 1840
S/2018 Antique Treen 19th Century Miniature Yew Wood Rolling Pin

S/2018 Antique Treen 19th Century Miniature Yew Wood Rolling Pin

Scottish Circa 1840
S/2015 Antique Treen 19th Century Boxwood Screw Type Nut Cracker

S/2015 Antique Treen 19th Century Boxwood Screw Type Nut Cracker

French Circa 1840
S/2014 Antique Treen 19th Century Mahogany Sailor's Seam Rubber or Liner

S/2014 Antique Treen 19th Century Mahogany Sailor's Seam Rubber or Liner

English Circa 1850
S/2013 Antique Treen 19th Century Mahogany Wool Winder

S/2013 Antique Treen 19th Century Mahogany Wool Winder

English Circa 1840
S/2011 Antique Treen 19th Century Sycamore Flummery Mould

S/2011 Antique Treen 19th Century Sycamore Flummery Mould

English Circa 1870
S/2021A Antique Treen 19th Century Laburnum Pestle

S/2021A Antique Treen 19th Century Laburnum Pestle

English Circa 1810
S/2016 Antique Treen 19th Century Beech Bird Scarer

S/2016 Antique Treen 19th Century Beech Bird Scarer

English Circa 1880
S/2010 Antique Treen 19th Century Sycamore Butter Bowl (Mealey Beg)

S/2010 Antique Treen 19th Century Sycamore Butter Bowl (Mealey Beg)

English Circa 1840
S/2009 Antique Treen 19th Century Boxwood Plasterer's Mould

S/2009 Antique Treen 19th Century Boxwood Plasterer's Mould

English Circa 1820
S/1996 Antique Treen 19th Century Horn Handled Steel

S/1996 Antique Treen 19th Century Horn Handled Steel

English Circa 1880
S/1994 Antique Treen 19th Century Mahogany and Brass Spirit Level

S/1994 Antique Treen 19th Century Mahogany and Brass Spirit Level

English Circa 1880
S/1999 Antique Treen 19th Century Oak Costrel

S/1999 Antique Treen 19th Century Oak Costrel

English Circa 1820
S/1269 Antique Treen 19th Century Red Wax Seal in a Lignum Vitae Case

S/1269 Antique Treen 19th Century Red Wax Seal in a Lignum Vitae Case

English Circa 1820
S/1984 Antique Treen 19th Century Lignum Vitae Plumber's Turnpin

S/1984 Antique Treen 19th Century Lignum Vitae Plumber's Turnpin

English Circa 1850
S/1982 Antique Treen 19th Century Beech Pounce Pot

S/1982 Antique Treen 19th Century Beech Pounce Pot

English Circa 1850
S/1978 Antique Treen Georgian Beech Nut Cracker

S/1978 Antique Treen Georgian Beech Nut Cracker

English Circa 1800
S/1971 Antique Treen 19th Century Fruitwood Letter knife

S/1971 Antique Treen 19th Century Fruitwood Letter knife

English Circa 1880
S/1964 Antique Treen 19th Century Sycamore Dish

S/1964 Antique Treen 19th Century Sycamore Dish

English Circa 1840
S/1963 Antique Treen 19th Century Sycamore Platter

S/1963 Antique Treen 19th Century Sycamore Platter

English Circa 1820
S/1959 Antique Treen 19th Century Mahogany Box

S/1959 Antique Treen 19th Century Mahogany Box

English Circa 1820
S/1958 Antique Treen 19th Century Spice Box with Containers

S/1958 Antique Treen 19th Century Spice Box with Containers

English Circa 1860
S/1962 Antique Treen 18th Century elm serving dish

S/1962 Antique Treen 18th Century elm serving dish

English Circa 1720
S/1957 Antique Treen 19th Century Beech Washing Bat

S/1957 Antique Treen 19th Century Beech Washing Bat

English Circa 1850
S/1956 Antique Treen 18th Century elm Serving Dish

S/1956 Antique Treen 18th Century elm Serving Dish

English Circa 1780
S/1953 Antique Treen 19th Century Beech Bowl

S/1953 Antique Treen 19th Century Beech Bowl

English Circa 1840
S/1951 Antique Treen 19th Century Yew Wood Rolling Pin

S/1951 Antique Treen 19th Century Yew Wood Rolling Pin

English Circa 1840
S/1943 Antique Treen Lignum Vitae Smokers Companion

S/1943 Antique Treen Lignum Vitae Smokers Companion

English Circa 1880
S/1948 Antique Treen 19th Century Birch Spoon

S/1948 Antique Treen 19th Century Birch Spoon

Norwegian 1884
S/1942 Antique Treen 19th Century Pair of Sycamore Tongs

S/1942 Antique Treen 19th Century Pair of Sycamore Tongs

French Circa 1880
S/1295 Antique Treen Mahogany Church Warden's Pipe Stand

S/1295 Antique Treen Mahogany Church Warden's Pipe Stand

Dutch Circa 1870
S/1965  Antique Treen 19th Century Pair of Sycamore Egg Cups

S/1965 Antique Treen 19th Century Pair of Sycamore Egg Cups

English Circa 1880
S/1947 Antique Treen 19th Century Birch Food Trough

S/1947 Antique Treen 19th Century Birch Food Trough

Swedish Circa 1860
S/1946 Antique Treen 19th Century Laburnum Rolling Pin

S/1946 Antique Treen 19th Century Laburnum Rolling Pin

English Circa 1820
S/1812 Antique Treen 19th Century Sycamore Cream Skimmer

S/1812 Antique Treen 19th Century Sycamore Cream Skimmer

English Circa 1860
S/1926 Antique Treen 19th Century Sycamore Butter Cup

S/1926 Antique Treen 19th Century Sycamore Butter Cup

English Circa 1820
S/1923 Antique Treen 19th Century Fruitwood Toddy Ladle

S/1923 Antique Treen 19th Century Fruitwood Toddy Ladle

English Circa 1840
S/1917 Antique Treen Edwardian Beech Measure

S/1917 Antique Treen Edwardian Beech Measure

English Circa 1905
S/1915 Antique Treen 19th Century Lignum Vitae String Barrel

S/1915 Antique Treen 19th Century Lignum Vitae String Barrel

English Circa 1840
S/1911 Antique Treen 19th Century Mahogany Card Case

S/1911 Antique Treen 19th Century Mahogany Card Case

English Circa 1840
S/1904 Antique Treen 19th Century Boxwood Dice Shaker

S/1904 Antique Treen 19th Century Boxwood Dice Shaker

English Circa 1860
S/1888 Antique Treen 19th Century Coconut Grater

S/1888 Antique Treen 19th Century Coconut Grater

English Circa 1820
S/1886 Antique Treen Victorian Puzzle

S/1886 Antique Treen Victorian Puzzle

English Circa 1870
S/1884 Antique Treen 19th Century Beech Pie Peel

S/1884 Antique Treen 19th Century Beech Pie Peel

English Circa 1860
S/1864 Antique Treen 19th Century Sycamore Food Bowl

S/1864 Antique Treen 19th Century Sycamore Food Bowl

English Circa 1800
S/1863 Antique Treen 18th Century Sycamore Food Bowl

S/1863 Antique Treen 18th Century Sycamore Food Bowl

English Circa 1740
S/1848 Antique Treen 19th Century Sycamore Bowl

S/1848 Antique Treen 19th Century Sycamore Bowl

English Circa 1840
S/1841 Antique Treen Sycamore Pestle or Food Masher

S/1841 Antique Treen Sycamore Pestle or Food Masher

English Circa 1900
S/1858 18th Century Ash Serving Dish

S/1858 18th Century Ash Serving Dish

English Circa 1760
S/1862 19th Century Mahogany Snuff Box in the Form of a Pair of Bellows

S/1862 19th Century Mahogany Snuff Box in the Form of a Pair of Bellows

English Circa 1860
S/1840 19th Century Sycamore Butter Stamp

S/1840 19th Century Sycamore Butter Stamp

English Circa 1840
S/1835 19th Century Fruitwood Cased Roulette Wheel

S/1835 19th Century Fruitwood Cased Roulette Wheel

English Circa 1850
S/1832 19th Century Walnut Pestle

S/1832 19th Century Walnut Pestle

English Circa 1840
S/1820 19th Century Lignum Vitae String Barrel

S/1820 19th Century Lignum Vitae String Barrel

English Circa 1840
S/1819 19th Century Bamboo and Whicker Flask

S/1819 19th Century Bamboo and Whicker Flask

Sumatran Circa 1870-1880
S/1814 Deep Sycamore Bowl of the Georgian Period

S/1814 Deep Sycamore Bowl of the Georgian Period

English Circa 1800
S/1805 18th Century Sycamore Culinary Bowl

S/1805 18th Century Sycamore Culinary Bowl

Welsh Circa 1780
S/1804 19th Century Sycamore Food Bowl

S/1804 19th Century Sycamore Food Bowl

English Circa 1860
S/1796 16/17th Century Indian Padouka or Toe knob Shoe

S/1796 16/17th Century Indian Padouka or Toe knob Shoe

Indian Circa 1600
S/1787 18th Century Oak Two Division Cutlery Tray

S/1787 18th Century Oak Two Division Cutlery Tray

English Circa 1780
S/1785 19th Century Coquilla Nut Needle Case

S/1785 19th Century Coquilla Nut Needle Case

Continental Circa 1860
S/1784 19th Century Sycamore Bowl

S/1784 19th Century Sycamore Bowl

English Circa 1820
S/1777 19th Century Set of Nine Boxwood Hooded Skittles and Three Cheeses

S/1777 19th Century Set of Nine Boxwood Hooded Skittles and Three Cheeses

English Circa 1880
S/1781 George III Red Walnut Beer Coaster

S/1781 George III Red Walnut Beer Coaster

English Circa 1770
S/1754 19th Century Fruitwood Lemon Squeezer

S/1754 19th Century Fruitwood Lemon Squeezer

English Circa 1820
S/1756 19th Century Boxwood Table Fork

S/1756 19th Century Boxwood Table Fork

English Circa 1870
S/1767 19th Century Scandinavian Birch FLour or Grain Scoop

S/1767 19th Century Scandinavian Birch FLour or Grain Scoop

Scandinavian Circa 1880
S/1704 19th Century Boxwood Plumber's Bossing Stick

S/1704 19th Century Boxwood Plumber's Bossing Stick

English Circa 1850
S/1757 19th Century Rustic Elm Quaich

S/1757 19th Century Rustic Elm Quaich

Scottish Circa 1820
S/1758 18th Century Double Ended Sycamore Spoon

S/1758 18th Century Double Ended Sycamore Spoon

English Circa 1780
S/1755 19th Century Lignum Vitae Puzzle Ball

S/1755 19th Century Lignum Vitae Puzzle Ball

English Circa 1870
S/1753 19th Century Ash Food Bowl

S/1753 19th Century Ash Food Bowl

English Circa 1820
S/1751 Victorian Lady's Sewing Companion

S/1751 Victorian Lady's Sewing Companion

English Circa 1880
S/1702 19th Century Boxwood Plumber's Spoon Dresser

S/1702 19th Century Boxwood Plumber's Spoon Dresser

English Circa 1850
S/1749 19th Century Fruitwood Serving Spoon

S/1749 19th Century Fruitwood Serving Spoon

English Circa 1860
S/1746 19th Century Yew Wood Fleam Mallet

S/1746 19th Century Yew Wood Fleam Mallet

English Circa 1820
S/1718 Victorian Revolving Anglo Indian Lazy Susan

S/1718 Victorian Revolving Anglo Indian Lazy Susan

Anglo Indian Circa 1880
S/1735 19th Century Boxwood Gingerbread or Biscuit Mould

S/1735 19th Century Boxwood Gingerbread or Biscuit Mould

English Circa 1820
S/1728 19th Century Lignum Vitae Master Salt

S/1728 19th Century Lignum Vitae Master Salt

English Circa 1820
S/1761 19th Century Ash Fruit / Serving Bowl

S/1761 19th Century Ash Fruit / Serving Bowl

English Circa 1860
S/1733 Georgian Sycamore Bowl

S/1733 Georgian Sycamore Bowl

English Circa 1800
S/1732 19th Century Sycamore Grain / Flour Shovel

S/1732 19th Century Sycamore Grain / Flour Shovel

English Circa 1840
S/1730 19th Century Circular Elm Child's Stool

S/1730 19th Century Circular Elm Child's Stool

English Circa 1860
S/1694 Victorian Circular Boxwood Storage Container

S/1694 Victorian Circular Boxwood Storage Container

English Circa 1890
S/1710  Solid Mahogany Rule

S/1710 Solid Mahogany Rule

English Circa 1900
S/1703 19th Century Boxwood Plumber's Spoon Dresser

S/1703 19th Century Boxwood Plumber's Spoon Dresser

English Circa 1850
S/1701 19th Century Lignum Vitae Plumber's Implement

S/1701 19th Century Lignum Vitae Plumber's Implement

English Circa 1860
S/1709 Georgian Sycamore Food Bowl

S/1709 Georgian Sycamore Food Bowl

English Circa 1800
S/1705 Victorian Brass School Bell

S/1705 Victorian Brass School Bell

English Circa 1860
S/1678 Georgian Lignum Vitae Cruet Stand

S/1678 Georgian Lignum Vitae Cruet Stand

English Circa 1800
S/1676 19th Century Large Sycamore Dairy Bowl

S/1676 19th Century Large Sycamore Dairy Bowl

English Circa 1850
S/1664 19th Century Lignum Vitae Wool Bowl

S/1664 19th Century Lignum Vitae Wool Bowl

English Circa 1850
S/1665 19th Century Lignum Vitae Wool Bowl

S/1665 19th Century Lignum Vitae Wool Bowl

English Circa 1850
S/1660 19th Century Boxwood Bilboquet

S/1660 19th Century Boxwood Bilboquet

English Circa 1870
S/1656 Small Mahogany Candlestick

S/1656 Small Mahogany Candlestick

English Circa 1918
S/1628 19th Century Set of Three Screwdriver Blades, Bradawl and Saw

S/1628 19th Century Set of Three Screwdriver Blades, Bradawl and Saw

English Circa 1830
S/1625 19th Century Fruitwood Cream Spoon

S/1625 19th Century Fruitwood Cream Spoon

Welsh Circa 1840
S/1623 18th Century Rush Light Nip

S/1623 18th Century Rush Light Nip

English Circa 1760
S/1619 19th Century Limewood Love Spoon

S/1619 19th Century Limewood Love Spoon

Scandinavian Circa 1820
S/1612 Victorian Boxwood Spinning Top and Launcher

S/1612 Victorian Boxwood Spinning Top and Launcher

English Circa 1880
S/1597 18th Century Burr Birch Ladle

S/1597 18th Century Burr Birch Ladle

Scandinavian Circa 1780
S/1587 19th Century Sycamore Cawl Bowl

S/1587 19th Century Sycamore Cawl Bowl

Welsh Circa 1850
S/1585 19th Century Sycamore Container

S/1585 19th Century Sycamore Container

English Circa 1870
S/1559 19th Century Pine Decoy Duck

S/1559 19th Century Pine Decoy Duck

English Circa 1890
S/1555 19th Century Sycamore Bowl

S/1555 19th Century Sycamore Bowl

English Circa 1820
S/1548 19th Century Rosewood Table Clamp

S/1548 19th Century Rosewood Table Clamp

English Circa 1840
S/1459 19th Century Beech Juicer

S/1459 19th Century Beech Juicer

Scandinavian 1886
S/1533 19th Century Fruitwood Knitting Sheaf

S/1533 19th Century Fruitwood Knitting Sheaf

English Circa 1860
S/1526 19th Century Elm Washing Bat

S/1526 19th Century Elm Washing Bat

English Circa 1870
S/1519 19th Century Lime Wood Ladle

S/1519 19th Century Lime Wood Ladle

English Circa 1870
S/1518 19th Century Sycamore Grain or Flour Scoop

S/1518 19th Century Sycamore Grain or Flour Scoop

English Circa 1860
S/1517 19th Century Beech Strainer

S/1517 19th Century Beech Strainer

English Circa 1850
S/1502 19th Century Elm Bowl

S/1502 19th Century Elm Bowl

English Circa 1880
S/1473 Victorian Travelling Apothecary's Scales

S/1473 Victorian Travelling Apothecary's Scales

English Circa 1860
S/1481 A Late Georgian Rosewood Master Salt

S/1481 A Late Georgian Rosewood Master Salt

English Circa 1810
S/1477 19th Century Boxwood Spinning Top

S/1477 19th Century Boxwood Spinning Top

English Circa 1850
S/1472 19th Century Sycamore Butter Stamp

S/1472 19th Century Sycamore Butter Stamp

British Circa 1850
S/1466 19th Century Sycamore Bowl

S/1466 19th Century Sycamore Bowl

English Circa 1840
S/1431 19th Century Beech Feeding Bowl

S/1431 19th Century Beech Feeding Bowl

English Circa 1825
S/1412 19th Century Sycamore Mandolin

S/1412 19th Century Sycamore Mandolin

Swedish Circa 1840
S/1406 18th Century Fruitwood Rolling Pin

S/1406 18th Century Fruitwood Rolling Pin

English Circa 1780
S/1391 19th Century Sycamore Mortar

S/1391 19th Century Sycamore Mortar

English Circa 1850
S/1372 19th Century Ash and Willow Milk Piggin

S/1372 19th Century Ash and Willow Milk Piggin

Scottish Circa 1860
S/1364 19th Century Ash Mallet

S/1364 19th Century Ash Mallet

English Circa 1840
S/1361 19th Century Beech Coin Basin

S/1361 19th Century Beech Coin Basin

English Circa 1885
S/1354 19th Century Boxwood Baller

S/1354 19th Century Boxwood Baller

English Circa 1850
S/1326 19th Century Sycamore Ladle

S/1326 19th Century Sycamore Ladle

English Circa 1860
S/1320 19th Century Plumber's Bossing Stick

S/1320 19th Century Plumber's Bossing Stick

English Circa 1850
S/1270 19th Century Asian Cookie Mould

S/1270 19th Century Asian Cookie Mould

Asian Circa 1880
S/1264 19th Century Oak Bentwood Flour Barrel

S/1264 19th Century Oak Bentwood Flour Barrel

English Circa 1820
S/1260 19th Century Pair of Boxwood Dice Shakers

S/1260 19th Century Pair of Boxwood Dice Shakers

English Circa 1890
S/1252 19th Century Boxwood Glove Powderer

S/1252 19th Century Boxwood Glove Powderer

English Circa 1890
S/1236 19th Century Pair of Yew Wood Candlesticks

S/1236 19th Century Pair of Yew Wood Candlesticks

English Circa 1835
S/1226 19th Century Welsh Sycamore Ladle

S/1226 19th Century Welsh Sycamore Ladle

Welsh Circa 1820
S/1209 19th Century Mahogany Ringlet Curling Stick

S/1209 19th Century Mahogany Ringlet Curling Stick

English Circa 1870
S/1203 19th Century French Curve

S/1203 19th Century French Curve

English Circa 1850
S/1202 19th Century French Curve and Set Square

S/1202 19th Century French Curve and Set Square

English Circa 1850
S/1196 19th Century Lignum Vitae Plumbers Bobbin

S/1196 19th Century Lignum Vitae Plumbers Bobbin

English Circa 1830
S/1182 19th Century Pair of Fruitwood Spill Vases

S/1182 19th Century Pair of Fruitwood Spill Vases

English Circa 1870
S/1184 A Pair of 19th Century Burr Ash Dresser Stools

S/1184 A Pair of 19th Century Burr Ash Dresser Stools

English Circa 1850
S/1111 19th Century Oak Knitting Sheaf

S/1111 19th Century Oak Knitting Sheaf

English Circa 1860
S/1171 19th Century Ash Honeycomb Roller

S/1171 19th Century Ash Honeycomb Roller

English Circa 1850
S/1159 19th Century Laburnum Dry Storage Jar

S/1159 19th Century Laburnum Dry Storage Jar

English Circa 1830
S/1162 19th Century Pair of Mahogany Clothes Brushes Dated 1841

S/1162 19th Century Pair of Mahogany Clothes Brushes Dated 1841

English 1841
S/1112 19th Century Winder

S/1112 19th Century Winder

English Circa 1875
S/1100 18th Century Biscuit or Gingerbread Mould

S/1100 18th Century Biscuit or Gingerbread Mould

Japanese Circa 1770
S/1062 Kings Pattern Patent Brass and Steel Cork Screw

S/1062 Kings Pattern Patent Brass and Steel Cork Screw

English Circa 1860
S/1041 Folk Art Dancing Frog

S/1041 Folk Art Dancing Frog

Early to Mid 20th Century
S/1021 Pair of Victorian Fruitwood Glove Stretchers

S/1021 Pair of Victorian Fruitwood Glove Stretchers

English Circa 1880
S/1023 19th Century Ash Honeycomb Roller

S/1023 19th Century Ash Honeycomb Roller

English Circa 1850
S/1017 Fruitwood Brass Bound Peg Measure

S/1017 Fruitwood Brass Bound Peg Measure

English Circa 1820
S/993 Oak Spirit Barrel

S/993 Oak Spirit Barrel

Scottish Circa 1840
S/903 Coquilla Nut Dredger with Stanhope

S/903 Coquilla Nut Dredger with Stanhope

Circa 1880
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Antique Treen - a brief history

In the latter half of the twentieth century, interest in treen and other wooden bygone objects grew considerably, as with interest in antiques in general. Treen covers a wide spectrum of objects, however ornaments are never described as treen, as all treen were made for a specific use and in their making a well proportioned attractive form is conveyed through a high level of craftsmanship. A suitable timber for its purpose was always used and nowadays through many years of use a good colour and patination is most desired.

In the 17th century in England the turner most probably had no equal, and the wealthy of those days had their vessels made from imported woods such as lignum vitae. Carved wooden objects on the other hand were less desired by the wealthy in England, and therefore the finest carved objects originated from France, Italy and other Western European states.

Such a variety of woods were used that in some cases it is hard to verify the type, and designs were used for generations, so dating is more of an art than a science. Wood was used so prevalently in those days, because it was abundant and less expensive to use than other costly alternatives, hence many objects with sometimes more than one purpose were turned and carved, which makes collecting treen and other wooden bygones such a satisfying and interesting hobby.