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Early Flax Comb

Early Flax Comb

A 19th c. flax comb in original surface.

Constructed entirely from pine wood with a long body, pierced with two cutouts for hand and foot holds while hackling flax.

The block situatied mid body accommodates a series of crudely carved wooden pegs, each unique in itself.

Retains an exceptionally historic surface, free from cleaning and exhibiting a strong visual representation of use and the descent of time. Simply fomed yet powerful in appearance.

Northeast origin. Ca. 1780-1830. 32"L.

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