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S/6005 Antique Treen 19th Century Carved Fruitwood Knitting Sheath

An unusual square section fruitwood knitting sheath of small and tapered proportions, having a rounded needle hole above an open window with stationary vertical rods, chip carved on all sides with diamonds, a scrolling vine and zig zag hatched decoration and a cow band opening midway terminating in a pointed end. The whole has an excellent pale colour and patination.

Sold inch (1.25 cm.) Wide
8 in. (20.5 cm.) Deep
Welsh Circa 1830