Posted 8 years ago
I found this item in a NH barn of an antique's dealer. It is definitely hand made, and is functional. Dealers there think it could be 18oo vintage. No one that I have met has seen anything comperable or can
(officially) pin a name on it or an exact vintage. The crack in the base suggests the wood has been around for quite a while, it is dry but quite solid. This falls into the mystery category. Perhaps someone out there can help me characterize it. It is about 3 feet tall, about 18 inches wide, and who ever made it made a small bench to sit on; I suppose while you crank the turn handle. Background wood pile gives some sense of size to it. I like it because it is different than anything I have seen and have a gut sense it could be colonial but wouldn't make that assertion. Comments very welcome.