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Georgian Scottish Vernacular 'folk Art' Celtic Knotwork Spoon Box c.1825 (1 of 20)
W&W Antiques

Based in stunning Perthshire, Scotland, near Crieff we (Mr & Mrs W) are passionate about quality antique items with great design and evident craft, predominantly from the 18th, 19th and early 20th century. In particular, we enjoy period items reflecting the beautiful design and aesthetic changes from the decorative arts, from circa 1850 - 1960. Including the Aesthetic Movement, Art Nouveau, Arts & Crafts Movement (In particular of Scottish origin), Modernism, Art Deco and Streamlining. We also enjoy the great craft and quality construction in folk art and vernacular items from across Europe. In particular, Scandinavian decorative items from the 18th and 19th Century. We enjoy being analytical in our approach and supporting our stock with background research, provenance and history through researching the items, the period, designers and retailers. We often hunt the country from our Scottish location, but routinely search from Lancashire and Yorkshire as well as buying trips further afield to supply items online. We also like to take on items that particularly interest us from earlier periods, dependent on our fascination for an object. We are always learning, and happy to share knowledge gained, so please do get in touch. Thanks for viewing our selection of stock, we are always pleased to see items pass through our hands to new owners and homes as antiques remain a great green recyclable purchase! Please visit us at: https://www.wandwantiques.com/ Please follow us on: https://www.instagram.com/wandw_antiques/

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Georgian Scottish Vernacular 'folk Art' Celtic Knotwork Spoon Box c.1825

REF: 3047 - 131021 / LA370653
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For sale is a beautiful and genuinely rare decorative Scottish vernacular spoon and candle box from the first half of the 19th Century c.1820-50. - This beautiful vernacular Celtic knotwork spoon / candle box are amongst the most decorative of Scottish vernacular items* with elaborate intricate motifs. - This lovely Scottish wall mounted or free standing storage box which would have sat on a kitchen dresser or kist for use in storing horn spoons or candles. Horn spoons were preferred by Scots to metal counterparts and to knives and forks. - Two sections the front panel and back have a highly decorative Celtic knotwork carving. The front panel worn from use where the utensils would have been resting against the front panel of the box. - To the rear of the box is an ironwork strap with top loop for hanging. The construction of the box is slotted together and unusually looks to be made of mahogany. A beautiful and rare Scottish Folk Art spoon and candle box purchased from Sw Scotland, ready for further decorative utility. Ref: *Cotton, B.D. (2008) Scottish Vernacular Furniture, Thames & Hudson Ltd. p277-278. Note: The last two images show this vernacular spoon box with another for sale from W&W Antiques with incredible thistle fretwork decoration and draws from Ne Scotland. These are shown for context / scale only and this listing is for a single spoon box only.


31.5 cm
23.5 cm
18.5 cm


W&W Antiques has clarified that the Georgian Scottish Vernacular 'folk Art' Celtic Knotwork Spoon Box c.1825 (LA370653) is genuinely of the period declared with the date/period of manufacture being 1825


Please consider the photographs and description as a great record of the condition of this antique item.

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This Georgian Scottish Vernacular 'folk Art' Celtic Knotwork Spoon Box c.1825 is located in Crieff, United Kingdom