Treen wool winder, or Swift

Treen wool winder, or Swift

Code: LB14032


W: 79cm (31.1")H: 33cm (13")Di: 15cm (5.9")


Treen wool winder, or Swift
This sculptural object was used to wind wool from a ball, its base is turned from timber of the most wonderful form and colour, probably fruitwood. The 6 expanding scissor action arms are mounted on a pair of turned collars, the collars rise and fall on the brass pole to allow the mechanism to expand and contract.
British, circa 1870.

Condition: The mechanism is in good working order and the timber is all in excellent condition, you will note a couple of small chips to the rim of the finial.