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S/3774 Antique Treen 19th Century Apple Wood Knitting Sheath

An unusual signed apple wood knitting sheath in the form of a shoe, having a protruding heel and an incised line border. The curved body of gulls wing design, with a square tapered handle and needle end, is carved both sides with the name of S. Smithson. The whole has a pale honey colour and good patination.

8 in. (20.5 cm.) Wide
2 in. (6.5 cm.) Deep
in. (2 cm.) High
English Circa 1860