This antique, primitive spinning wheel has some surprising elements. It is hand-driven with an iron handle, on a stout wheel that is decoratively hand carved on the radii and inner wheel. At the center of the base is a nicely shaped well for the fiber, which feeds through a carved structure that acts as both the maidens and bobbin. The base terminates on stylized, paw feet. It is a wonderful, primitive accessory.
DATE 18th/19th century
DIMENSIONS Width 55 Depth 19 Height 41.5 in.