Rare Large Pair of Late 18th Century Primitive French Antique Treen Flax Combs or Heckling Combs

£275.00

Rare Large Pair of Late 18th Century Primitive French Antique Treen Flax Combs or Heckling Combs

A rare pair of primitive late 18th Century French antique flax combs. Also known as “heckling combs”.

These would look great on any wall for decoration.

Heckling (or “hackling”) is the last of three steps in dressing flax, or preparing the fibres to be spun. It splits and straightens the flax fibres, as well as removes the fibrous core and impurities. Flax is pulled through heckling combs, which parts the locked fibres and makes them straight, clean, and ready to spin. After heckling and spinning, flax is ready to be woven into linen.

Condition – Good as per the images.

Size: Lengths: 82 cm and 72.5 cm x Widths: 33 cm and 36 cm x Thickness 2 cm and x 2.25 cm (32 3/4″ and 28 1/2″ x 13″ and 14″ x 3/4″ x 7/8″)

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1. LAPADA (London and Provincial Antique Dealers Association) –  LAPADA is the UK’s largest trade association for professional art & antique dealers (representing approximately 500 UK dealer members). All items are backed by our LAPADA guarantee.

2. CINOA – CINOA is the world association of Art & Antique dealer associations (representing 5000 dealers from 32 associations in 22 countries).

3. The Norfolk & Suffolk Antique Dealers Association.

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