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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Housemaids wooden bucket c1900-1930 Pine with metal fittings and carrying handle Good novelty storage Delivery included to Mainland UK
Good Victorian cutlery tray in Oak It has two compartments Shaped integral carrying handle Includes delivery to UK Mainland
This is a large 19th Century antique lignum vitae wool bowl with both sap and heart wood The ball of wool was placed in the bowl while knitting to stop
Here we have an unusual 19th Century Victorian antique treen money box with a screw top This has a lovely colour and condition
This is an unusual 19th Century antique treen string box made from a lovely turned shaped lignum-vitae Lovely original colour and condition