Holt Antiques at
Walsingham Mill
The Old Mill
Cokers Hill
Little Walsingham
Norfolk
NR22 6BN
England

Purveyors of quality original antique 16th, 17th, 18th and 19th Century oak and country furniture, fine art and decorative period items

Opening Times: see news below

Telephone

07551 383897

Walsingham Mill:

01328 821763


Web Enquiries

All Major Credit Cards Accepted

Mastercard Accepted Visa Accepted Maestro Accepted Paypal Accepted

News

06/01/19 - January 2019 Opening Hours

The shop operates on reduced opening hours throughout January 2019.

We are open Saturdays only between 11 am and 4 pm.

Alternative times can be arranged by appointment only.

A Fine 19th Century Antique Treen Goose Wing Knitting Sheath

  • Reference : HAFRM4367
  • Availability : Available Now
  • Dimensions : Length 9 1/2"
  • Price : £295

Information

A fine 19th Century goose wing knitting sheath with motifs and geometric borders, carved initials and turned and chip carved handle.

Provenance from Eden Vale, North West England - a similar example can be seen in the book "The Knitting Sheath" by Peter C D Brears, Page 30.

Sheaths were worn on the right hand side of a knitter, in a sloping position; where they held the bottom end of the needle on which the loops were formed when knitting, the top end being held by the right hand, which also handled the wool.  The purpose of a sheath was to take the weight of the work and to prevent the stitches slipping off the bottom of the double-ended needle.

Condition - excellent patina.  This does appear to have been varnished at the point of maunfacture.

Want further information or wish to purchase this item?

Tel: 07551 383897 (line open 9.30 am to 5.30 pm Monday to Saturday UK time) where we can take payment over the phone; OR

Email us with your contact details via the "Contact Us" tab quoting the stock reference number and we will respond and make contact with you within 24 hours of receipt.

Please also see the terms and conditions of purchase at the bottom of the home page.