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A Superior Carved, Inlaid, and Dated Presentation Mallet.....SOLD
Probably Northwest Europe, likely by a French or Dutch master woodworker. Dated 1829, signed “K.H.”. Boxwood or fruitwood. Extraordinary surface with rich color. One side skillfully carved with a 5-lobe shell centering foliate vining that stands proud of the surface, below a star of inlaid horn, all enclosed within a punch-decorated border. The reverse also with horn inlay and punched borders with raised flowers presenting the date and initials. The turned handle with incised lines and decorative carving, terminating in a brass hanging loop. About 15 inches long x 4 ½ maximum width and the top of the head, and about 2 inches thick (slightly domed on each side). Loss of some horn on one side as shown, otherwise exceptional condition…..The success of this piece can not be overstated. For the true lover of early woodworking. HAPPY TO EMAIL HIGH RES PHOTOS.
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