A sun dial and compass dating from the mid 1700's a small sundial in a mahogany case in very good condition..The square case has simple bevels to four corners. The two hinges are of an early style being heavily pinned There is a single brass hook and pin to close the mahogany case whilst travelling..The paper dial is unsigned but in near perfect condition, as is the blued steel needle. The dial plate and gnomon are in lacquered brass and are hand engraved. In the lid  there is a recess to contain the folded gnomon.

A really great example of a George II sundial, c1750/60.

It measures 5cm w x 5cm d x 2.3cm h.

 

Antique Sun Dial & Compass - C1750

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    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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