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S/5793 Antique Treen Early 19th Century Square Section Chip Carved Welsh Knitting Sheath

A good square section fruitwood Welsh knitting sheath, extensively carved with hearts, diamonds and various other designs, including eight sets of twin initials. It also has a twin open dividing lantern with a ball in each section. The whole has a good pale colour and patination.

Provenance: from a Welsh private collection

Sold in. (2 cm.) Wide
6 in. (16.5 cm.) Deep
Welsh Circa 1820