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S/5461 Antique Treen 18th Century Folk Art Gulls Wing Knitting Sheath

A lovely 18th century gulls wing beech knitting sheath, the design was made solely around Middleton in Teesdale, which is between Durham and the Yorkshire Dales. The haft is carved to a square section with horizontal lines and tapered towards the end. The flat faced blade, with a scolloped edge, has minute brass pin decoration surrounding extensive chip carved designs, including rosettes, trees and other forms. It is a serious collector's item and has a pale colour, retaining a natural patination.

Reference: North Country Folk Art by Peter Brears on page 55

Sold 9 in. (23 cm.) Wide
2 in. (6 cm.) Deep
English Circa 1780