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S/5917 Antique Treen Early 19th Century Pear Wood Figural Letter Opener

An unusual early 19th century pear wood letter opener of traditional form, with an unusual feature of having a well carved and detailed sailor's head with bushy sideburns, glass eyes and flat hat. The whole has an excellent colour and patination.

Provenance: Desborough Collection

Sold 1 in. (4 cm.) Wide
11 in. (28.5 cm.) Deep
English Circa 1820