Rare 18th Century Hay Cutter


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Distinctive heavy duty hay cutter. Solid maple. Utilized in the production of brooms, thatch for roofs, and a number of other industries that required cut hay.

2 1/4″ wide single board base with mortised center cut. Single board top section includes a handle and gently tapered blade. The two sections are expertly connected with a pinned dowel, capped with a faceted head. Nicely formed ogee cuts on the lower base and upper blade. All remaining parts are smoothly beveled or tapered. Weighs nearly 10lbs! Outstanding old untouched dry surface.

Though created as utilitarian, the simple well executed design combines with the quality of craftsmanship to create an amazing object of beauty. This is a rarely seen country piece, offered in superb condition.



Date: 1780-1820.


Size: 47″ long. 7 1/2″ greatest height. 2 1/4″ thick base.


Condition: Old worm holes (long vacant). Slight separation at handle. Expected aging and use wear. Overall excellent.


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