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Walsingham Mill
The Old Mill
Cokers Hill
Little Walsingham
NR22 6BN

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

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Early 19th Century English Antique Treen Goose Wing Knitting Sheath


A lovely early 19th Century English antique treen goose-wing knitting sheath from the North West of England.

Chip carved with turned handle terminating with a brass finial.

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. Some surface marks and scratches commensurate with age.

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