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Up until the end of the 18th century, commercial cord was not available but cord was necessary for many lacings of clothes and the simplest way to make this was to use a tool called a lucet. It is typical for these to have the two prongs joined by a central section which often has a perforation through which to pass the cord. This example is rather unusual in that there are two perforations. The ultimate cord product was four-sided and very strong and the dimension could be altered by the size of the initial thread. This craft, which was very labour-intensive, largely died out once commercial cords were readily available. This example is of a dark, finely grained timber. Examples such as this would have been held in a needlework box of the day. The condition of this lucet is excellent for age and it would be a great addition to a collection of needlework tools or to add to your special sewing box. Length 3.75 ins (9.5cm). Width 2 ins (5cm). Weight 4 grams.
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Classic Treen Lucet with Two Perforations, c1800
$45 USD SOLD
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