An early 19th Century line-carved beech spinning wheel part, Scandinavian
Lot 237
An early 19th century line-carved beech spinning wheel part, Scandinavian
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Art & Antiques Chester
13 Dec 2011 11:00 GMT

Auction 19017
Lot Details
An early 19th century line-carved beech spinning wheel part, Scandinavian
Of tapering form, the shaped terminal or handle pierced with two holes and two slots, carved with incised lines forming geometric patterns, 9cm wide x 91.5cm long

Footnotes

  • A very similar artefact is depicted in a 19th Century painting by George Washington Brownlow (fl. 1835 - 76) called The Spinning Wheel. This piece is shown supporting the bobbin at the end of a bed of a 'muckle' or 'walking' wheel, a type of large spinning wheel so-called because the operator had to walk away from the wheel to spin yarn. See Bernard D. Cotton, Scottish Vernacular Furniture (2008), p. 269, pl. 489 for a reproduction of this picture and an explanation of the wheel's use.
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