Three Dated Antique Treen Nutcrackers

Three English 18th century antique treen lever nutcrackers.

The one on the lhs is the earliest and is dated 1760 to the inside of the handle and the letters W and M.

Note also the chip carved detail to the top, even around the top of the vertical handle.

The middle one has chip carved decoration all over the outside. It has the initials S P and the date 1791 to the handle..

The antique nutcracker on the rhs has scratch carving to the outside of the handles, initials JS and the date 1773. Note how the number 3 has had to be squashed in as not enough room was left.

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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


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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