For sale is a beautiful and genuinely rare decorative Scottish vernacular spoon and candle box from the first half of the 19th Century c.1820-50.
- This beautiful vernacular Celtic knotwork spoon / candle box are amongst the most decorative of Scottish vernacular items* with elaborate intricate motifs.
- This lovely Scottish wall mounted or free standing storage box which would have sat on a kitchen dresser or kist for use in storing horn spoons or candles. Horn spoons were preferred by Scots to metal counterparts and to knives and forks.
- Two sections the front panel and back have a highly decorative Celtic knotwork carving. The front panel worn from use where the utensils would have been resting against the front panel of the box.
- To the rear of the box is an ironwork strap with top loop for hanging. The construction of the box is slotted together and unusually looks to be made of mahogany.
A beautiful and rare Scottish Folk Art spoon and candle box purchased from Sw Scotland, ready for further decorative utility.
*Cotton, B.D. (2008) Scottish Vernacular Furniture, Thames & Hudson Ltd. p277-278.
Note: The last two images show this vernacular spoon box with another for sale from W&W Antiques with incredible thistle fretwork decoration and draws from Ne Scotland. These are shown for context / scale only and this listing is for a single spoon box only.
Free delivery to the UK mainland as priced. International buyers are welcome, but please contact us prior to payment to confirm the additional packaging, insurance and shipping costs by way of acceptance to your country. Purchaser responsible for local import tariffs/fees. If you are interested in multiple items, please contact us for combined postage.
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