An antique 19th century treen luggie of particularly large size. It is made from alternating staves of Sycamore and Alder, skillfully feathered between the gaps and bound and laced with meticulously precision with willow to make it watertight.

 A luggie is a circular straight sided vessel with one of the staves extending to be used as a handle so that it could be used easier as a ladle. The one in the images is a particularly large example measuring 19cm w and the handle is 27cm long, the majority are usually around 10cm w. The luggie would be filled up with ale and most probably used to refill the bickers.

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An Extra Large Antique Treen Luggie

    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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