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Antique Knitting Needle Sheath, Inlaid Hearts, Diamonds, Mosaic Work, Tunbridge, English Treen

Antique Knitting Needle Sheath, Inlaid Hearts, Diamonds, Mosaic Work, Tunbridge, English Treen

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  • Vintage item from the 1800s
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This is a very handsome English knitting needle sheath or stick. It is hand carved from a wood that appears to be walnut and has inlaid hearts and diamonds plus very nice inlaid mosaic work, similar to Tunbridge Ware, along the top. There was an inset plaque on the top end that is missing but there is the name "Alice" naively scratched in the wood. The end for the needle has a brass plaque. Each side has the same pattern of inset woods: two inset light colored hearts, possibly sycamore, a dark diamond, maybe teak?, a light diamond, a dark heart, then two light diamonds. The inset mosaic work has a few small losses. The back is plain wood. It measures just under 7" long and 7/8" wide. It has a superb patina and the expected signs of age and wear.

A knitting sheath was designed to hold the old needles with points on each end. One end of the sheath could be tucked in a belt and the other end support the needle, freeing up one hand.


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