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Genevieve Cummins, Sydney Australia  

Rare Treen Tunbridge Cotton Barrel, c1800, completeRare Treen Tunbridge Cotton Barrel, c1800, completeRare Treen Tunbridge Cotton Barrel, c1800, completeRare Treen Tunbridge Cotton Barrel, c1800, completeRare Treen Tunbridge Cotton Barrel, c1800, completeRare Treen Tunbridge Cotton Barrel, c1800, completeRare Treen Tunbridge Cotton Barrel, c1800, complete

This is an exceptionally rare and desirable early treen Tunbridge cotton barrel. Tunbridge pieces of this date can be identified by the circular bands of painted colours that are often quite muted. This is a lovely example with black and fine red bands and finely turned concentric rings on the surface of the barrel. The top unscrews to reveal the central spindle which currently holds an original spool of cream thread which exits through the tiny hole on the side of the barrel. The small winder in the centre of the lid works perfectly to wind the thread back into the barrel. The piece is in excellent condition for age apart from a tiny area of loss on the side of the barrel. This would be lovely item to add to a Georgian sewing box or to an exclusive collection of early Tunbridge pieces. Height 1.5 ins (2.7cm), maximum diameter 1 ins (2.5cm). Weight 8 grams. This item appears in my book, “Antique Boxes, Inside and Out” on page 301. Insured Air Mail Post with tracking to the USA would be $30.00 USD - with no tracking is cheaper. For shipping cost to other countries, please contact us.

Item ID: GEC-00362

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Rare Treen Tunbridge Cotton Barrel, c1800, complete

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Genevieve Cummins
Sydney
Australia
  

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