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 There have been many different English men, (at least half a dozen), who claim to have invented the humble straw splitter. But it is now widely accepted that it was invented by a French Prisoner of W...

This is a really unusual antique treen knitting sheath believed to have originated from Norfolk which is, in itself, quite rare. The majority of knitting sheaths were from the North of England, Wales...

Here is a very unusual antique treen 'Go to Bed' (match box container).

It is stamped with 'Berry'. This is the name of a company better known for its metal match holders, and yet, their earliest produ...

Here is a rare George III boxed Apothecary Scales & Weights. Unusually the scale box is highly decorative. The lid of the mahogany box is decorated in the neoclassical taste. It is inlaid with an oval...

 Antique wooden tinder boxes from the 18th century are not that easy to find. 

 Metal and the metal canister type were  the preferred material in the 18th century. The brass canisters had a candle...

There are pastry jiggers and then there are pastry jiggers. These three are not the run of the mill pastry crimpers and cutters but fabulous pieces of Georgian Folk Art.

Antique pastry jiggers date bac...

This lovely Welsh box/chest is worth a closer look.

It has some many attributes firstly the colour and patina is lovely,

Secondly it has a secret drawer the two small drawers pull out by turned handles...

 Antique treen spoons come in all shapes and sizes and make a great field to collect.

Here are images of our current stock items which are either on the web site or are coming soon to the web site.

The...

What a find a small Welsh dated Niddy Noddy. I've seen Niddy Noddies before but not as small as this. It only measures 20cm l x 17cm w at the widest points.

It's a Welsh one with the carved inscription...

It's not often that you know the history of an antique rushlight so when you have some provenance it adds so much to the interest of the item.

This early 1800's Welsh Rushlight  belonged to The Lewis f...

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