This is an antique treen searce made from Maple wood and dating from the late 18th century. The top section consists of a semi circular bowl with  a metal perforated mesh in the centre. When the powder is sieved it will pass through into the base. The base is hollow and unscrews so that the powder can be retrieved.

Antique treen searces were used for sifting powders mainly for apothecaries, the sieved powder would then go on to be made into a paste for pills. 

These antique treen searces nowadays are particularlydifficult to find.

This example measures 12.5cm w x 4.8cm h.

 

An Antique Treen Searce

£445.00Price
    OPUS ANTIQUES
     
    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

    ANTIQUE TREEN

    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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