18th Century Wrought Iron & Oak Hetchel


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Nicely crafted Colonial period primitive hetchel.

Linen Hetchel were used to separate the long flax fibers so they could be spun on a flax wheel. The typical Colonial farmstead raised its own flax for linen.

Wrought iron on an oak board. Wonderful old untouched surfaces. Great 18th century country piece.


Date: Mid to late 18th century


Size:  17 1/2″  x  5″  x  5″


Condition:  Few missing or partial teeth. Minor losses to two corners of sheet metal casing on top of platform.


Price: $104


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