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S/3752 Antique Treen 19th Century Mahogany Dated Knitting Sheath

A curved tapered mahogany knitting sheath dated 1840, having delicate chip carved sides and a channel moulded centre with a carved date of 1840, above initials T.W. separated by an X to ward off evil spirits at the needle end. The whole has a good rich colour and patination.

8 in. (20.5 cm.) Wide
in. (2 cm.) Deep
in. (1.25 cm.) High
English Circa 1840