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S/2529 Antique Treen 18th Century Yew Wood Lever Action Nut Cracker

An extremely fine Irish yew wood lever action nut cracker, carved with a squirrel on the top eating a nut. The handles have incised leaf decoration and there is an adjustment at the foot by moving a small peg which can increase or decrease the size of the grooved jaws for different sized nuts. The whole is in good condition and has a lovely colour and patination.

See The Art and Character of Nut Crackers by Arlene and George Wagner for an identical example on page 11.

7 in. (18.5 cm.) Wide
3 in. (9 cm.) Deep
Irish Circa 1790

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