Antique: Carved Irish Bob (Etui) Case, Needle Case
No more than 4,000 years ago Ireland was heavily forested. Due to major climate change much of the forest was enveloped in peat bogs that grew up to 30 feet in depth, consuming large portions of the Ireland forest. The former trees, submerged in the peat bogs, underwent a unique transformation in color with oak becoming black, yew taking on a reddish brown and pine to a golden oak color.
With the harvesting of peat for fuel, the trees were once again exposed, retrieved and dried very slowly until most of the moisture was removed. This wood, which was soft as cheese when initially removed from the bogs, became as hard as steel once completely dried. Simply stated, bogwood is a “pure miracle of nature” and this wood was transformed by many of Ireland cavers into various objects.
The case is in very good condition. There are no chips, cracks or hairlines. Its age is mid-19th century.
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