Spoons Glorious Spoons!

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 first image below is of a carved Welsh Lovespoon, dated 1797, with chip carved decoration, initials and a flower which signifies courtship, love will grow. Note the hanging hook at the top made for it. The second image is a double bowl Welsh Lovespoon. Note how the spoon bowls are joined together, usually signifying a wedding. There is a cut out heart, pillars, chip carving, date 1821 and a further cut out heart. The third image is of a rare broad handled Welsh Lovespoon, dated 1789 with cut ou

Antique Welsh Niddy Noddy

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 ' Rwyn dy grui di am - bylh Llanailo A 1831 D'. Translated means 'Give me your love forever', so obviously made as a love token. It has bone diamonds with the initials AW and HT. Niddy noddies were used to wind yarn to make skeins of wool. They consisted of a central bar with cross bars at each end off set from each other by 90 degrees. To use it the central bar is held in one hand and the yarn is wound up and over the top right hand cross arm and down and under the bottom left hand bar and th

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We first became involved in Antique Treen and furniture some twenty five years ago and since then a passion for Treen, small wooden snuff boxes and decorative wooden items has developed into Opus Antiques.

This web site shows only a  small selection of our current stock for sale, if you are looking for something you don't see, please contact us.


We are also interested in buying Antique Treen items. As well as using our Contact page, you can also email or telephone us on 07941 285532


The word Treen is derived from the word tree and is a term used to describe wooden household objects, all turned from one piece of wood e.g. a bowl, plate, gingerbread mould, and spoons, always having a function.

Nowadays when we talk about Antique Treen it tends to cover all small wooden items including antique snuff boxes, candle stands, spice towers, etc. often made from several pieces of turned wood.


When a piece of wood has been painstakingly turned or carved, handled, polished and loved over a few hundred years old, it can develop a wonderful colour and patina and becomes an irresistible piece of Antique Treen.

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