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S/2497 Antique Treen 19th Century Rosewood and Brass Ended Wither or Cane Splitter

A rare solid rosewood and brass ended wither or cane splitter, used for making baskets and other household objects. Our thanks to Ms Elizabeth J Boddington (c-1998) for supplying the history of this item that was used and belonged to her great grandfather Arthur Boddington, who was a craftsman and master basket maker in Manchester. The hand written information is supplied.

Sold 2 in. (7 cm.) Wide
1 in. (3 cm.) Diameter English Circa 1830