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S/5819 Antique Treen 19th Century Figurative Fruitwood Shoe Horn

A sturdy figurative shoe horn of rounded form, having a top carved with a mustached gentleman, with a collar, bow tie and buttons below. The body, with an inset brass plate on the the concave section, has a carved initial 'E' on the reverse above some incised decoration. The whole has a pleasing colour, as often found on fruitwood items and retains a patination.

Provenance: Desborough Collection

Sold 9 in. (23 cm. ) High
1 in. (4 cm.) Diameter Austrian/Swiss Circa 1880