Antique Treen Georgian Goncalo Alves Fescue

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Object Description

A rare goncalo alves tapered fescue, having incised line decoration. The tip is spliced and whipped with waxed cord in the traditional manner. Goncalo alves is a Brazilian hardwood with a most attactive grain as in this instance.

Fescues were pointers in schools for teaching children their letters, particularly in a dame’s school. This lovely example is a serious collector’s item, having a lovely rich colour and patination.

Object History

W. J. Shepherd Collection labelled H 2323

Object Details

  • material
  • dimensions
    W:15½ in. (39.5 cm.) x inches
  • country
  • year
    Circa 1800
  • diameter
    1¼ in. (3 cm.) inches

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