Victorian Wool Winder/Swift

Victorian Wool Winder/Swift
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Offered by: Prichard Antiques
Dealer reference: V14

Description

A fine version of the 19th century treen wool winder, commonly called a "swift", an important part of the wool and knitwear industry. Even the finest homes held knitters, who had to turn the wool skeins from the spinners into balls.
This swift has a mahogany circular base which is deeply turned, from which rises a brass pole. The thin slats that make up the winding mechanism are attached to wooden rings, and rises up and down the pole. They are wood stained to match the mahogany base and finial. This is an elegant example of an antique swift, in excellent original condition.

Height: 69.00cm (27.17 inches)
Diameter: 23.00cm (9.06 inches)

Condition

Excellent condition.

Date

Circa 1880

Price

£195.00

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