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S/4183 Antique Treen Late Victorian Laburnum Wood Bird Scarer

An interesting single ratchet laburnum wood bird scarer, having incised decorative lines throughout. It is recorded that they were sometimes used as police rattles and householders anti burglar alarms. This example has a pleasing grain of heart and sap wood and is in original and working condition, with good patination.

Sold 6 in. (16 cm.) Wide
6 in. (16 cm .) Deep
English Circa 1900