A dated pair of English lever nutcrackers.  The cross over lever has a carved nut on the top and there is some star decoration on the sides.

A carefully chosen piece of wood with a crooked branching head end was used for the cross over mortised arm, into this a the straight arm is loosely placed and levers against a hard wood peg in the tenon.It is chip carved and has a carved nut to the end. this one is dated 1809.There are the initials R F and the date 1809 to the back.

It measures 16.5cm l xc 3.5cm w x 2.8cm d.

Antique English Nutcracker

    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.

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    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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