A lovely 19th century straw work Noah's Ark. This  flat bottomed wooden and straw work Noah's Ark with 39 wooden animals and people.ranging from elephants and camels to ravens and pigs, probably originated from the Erzgebirge region of Germany.


It is a pine carcas and then decorated with multi coloured straw work, the arks made from straw are considered some of the finest. This ark is in good condition there is some minor touching up of the straw work. Some of the animals are in pairs there is the odd chip off some of them as they were toys and would have been played with. Great expressions to the animals faces. The side of the Ark slides open to get the animals in and out. c1880.


It measures 34cm w x 15cm h x 10cm d.



For more information on antique Noah's Arks click the link https://www.opusantiques.co.uk/single-post/2018/04/19/Antique-Treen-and-Straw-work-Noahs-Ark-Animals

Antique Straw Work Noah's Ark

    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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    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.

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    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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