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S/3703 Antique Treen 19th Century Boxwood Laundry Marker

A boxwood laundry marker, having a top piece that fits over the bottom section, which stretches the sheet or linen tight, so as to mark it with a code or room number. These were used in large country houses that had many bedrooms, often with individual bed linen. It is stamped SAUNDERS in neat capitals on the base. The whole has a good honey colour and patination.

in. (2 cm.) High
2 in. (6.5 cm.) Diameter English Circa 1860