It was only in the late 17th Century that items other than wood were commonly used for household items. Before the introduction of ceramics, pewter and silver wood was the most common material. Agricultural and Domestic wooden tools can usually be referred to as Treen.
The literal definition of Treen is "of a tree" and it refers to small handmade functional household objects which are made of wood.
Items that you might see associated with Treen can be any of the following made from wood: bowls, plates, needle cases spoons, snuff boxes, egg cups and shoehorns.
Antique Treen in most cases would be produced by carving and turning wood such as sycamore, box and beech. Today Treen is seen as collectable by many people and is still in use in some people’s homes hundreds of years after its manufacture.
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This is a very unusual 19th Century antique folk art snuff box made from hand carved fruitwood with a lift up top lid Beautifully carved into a boat shape with
This is an interesting 19th Century antique hardwood snuff box in the form of a ball with concentric circles The middle section pushes out to reveal a box with a
This is a large 19th Century antique lignum vitae wool bowl with both sap and heart woodThe ball of wool was placed in the bowl while knitting to stop it
A nice pair of probably French Snuff Shoes in the form of Clogs with push fit lids One of the clogs is in a plain carved walnut with turned up
We have for sale the perfect gift fore someone who really loves using their pocket watch a very attractive late Victorian or Edwardian treen folding pocket watch standThis attractive yet