Tuesday, 3 May 2016


With reference to my previous blog entry on Sunday, the connexion between the two items is that they were made probably around the same year. The English oak joined stool gives every indication of having been made somewhere between the years 1660 and 1680. The large treen bowl (it measures 17 inches by fifteen inches) has a good deal of carving beneath it, including the date of its manufacture - 1670, as seen above. Despite the difference in location of manufacture, and the difference in wood, they look well together, presumably because of the similarity of period.


Mike and Ann said...

P.s. Well done, Crowbard. I think you can count this one as a win, in that you got the right answer (rather tentatively) in you original comment.

Crowbard said...

I was quite happy to get within 50 years with "late 17th century" in my last comment. It's lovely stuff but I've not handled enough of it to be confident on period.