A 19th century antique treen mahogany knitting sheath, from the Durham area. Rectangle in shape with a slightly curving shaft. The head has a glass pannel which covers  paper pattern delicately cut out with hearts and triangles and backed with a silk lining. The name Isabelle Harris Swan is inscribed to the paper.  Isabelle was born in Wallsend Northumberland, on 16th October 1822. She married John Clonstonin 1865 in Tynemouth. C1850

It measures 18cm l x  2.5cm w x 2cm d at the deepest point.

A great piece of social history.

Antique Knitting Sheath - Glass panel with silk and paper patterm

    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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