Antique Treen 19th Century Flail

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Object Description

A good example of an English flail used for thrashing corn. They were individually made and were of a weight to suit the user. They had many different names, i.e. nile, drashel stick, a half, joseph and Mary. The staff is usually made of hazel or ash. They have great antiquity and one does not often find them in good condition as in this instance. The whole has a good colour and patination.

Object History

It was purchased at the W.J. Shepherd Sale at Sotheby’s in 1983, label missing.

Object Details

  • dimensions
    W:54 in. (137 cm.) x inches
  • country
  • year
    Circa 1820

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