S/3226 Antique Treen 19th Century Lignum Vitae String Barrel
A small good quality lignum vitae string barrel, having a protruding nozzle for the string and with a metal cutter above. It is made of heart wood. The barrel, with small incised lines, is screwed to a circular stepped base. The whole has a dark rich colour and excellent patination.
3¾ in. (9.5 cm.) Wide
2¾ in. (7 cm.) Deep
3¼ in. (8.5 cm.) High
English Circa 1850