Period Oak, Paintings, Carvings & Effects
A Superb Early 18th Century Sampler 'By Suzanah Pike. Her Sampler Made November thirtieth 1728'. The piece stitched in lines displaying the alphabet and numbers as well as a moralistic verse. The bottom of the panel showing an usual picture of dappled confronting horses, floral motifs and a figure with castle, as well as the royal cypher GR. 14 ins x 8 ins (35.5 cm x 20.5 cm).
Sold For: £4600
A Small 18th Century Chip Carved Pine Box of rectangular form decorated with intricate geometric designs. The bevel-edged lid with iron strap hinges and a twisted iron loop handle to the centre, 4¾ in x 7½ in x 5½ in (12 cm x 19 cm x 14 cm).
Sold For: £300
A Fine 18th Century Chip Carved Treen Knitting Sheath of good colour and patination, decorated with repeated geometric bands and cross-hatching, with a pewter inset to the needle hole, 9 in (23 cm) in length.
Sold For: £120
A 18th or Early 19th Century Chip Carved Boxwood Knitting Sheath. The turned and carved haft angled out from a facetted boat shaped body with belt recess initialed KM, 4½ in (11.5 cm) in length, 3½ in (9 cm) projection.
Sold For: £80
A 19th Century Treen Knitting Sheath possibly Teesdale with a sabre shaped blade and integral needle holder capped with sheet metal and naively decorated with a heart, cross and chip-carved borders, 8½ in (22 cm) in length.
Sold For: £50
A Charming 18th Century Chip Carved Boxwood Knitting Sheath, possibly a child's. The piece intricately decorated with fine cross-hatching and geometric designs incorporating tulips and hearts, 7 in (18 cm) in length.
Sold For: £170
An Antique North Country Treen Knitting Sheath naively decorated with gouge carved diagonal crosses and having a violin scroll end, 8½ in (22 cm) in length.
Sold For: £0
A Beautiful Late 18th Century Carved Boxwood Knitting Sheath, elaborately carved with hearts, intricate zigzag bands and entwined scrolls of flowers, inscribed Mary Ridlen Moralee and dated 1799, 7 in (18 cm) in length.
Sold For: £800
A Fabulous 19th Century Treen Knitting Sheath, possibly Teesdale, on a section of wooden chain carved from one piece of wood and suspended from a belt hook. The sheath having a turned haft and chevron gouge-carving to the square pierced body, incorporating diamond panels inscribed H Tyerman on one side and dated Mr 11 1843 on the other, 7¼ in (18.5 cm) in length, 22½ in (57 cm) overall length.
Sold For: £550
A Rare 19th Century Treen Knitting Sheath carved in the form of a coiled scaly serpent below a cubic knop incised with initials GMPN. 9½ in (24 cm) in length.
Sold For: £480
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