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Post by CharlieC February 26th 2022, 3:15 pm

A chip carved hardwood disc dia: 4”, d: 1 3/4” carded on all faces, bottom looks turned. Any ideas what it is and where from? Thanks Carved hardwood candle holder?? 00af9010
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Post by CharlieC February 26th 2022, 3:16 pm

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Post by NaomiM February 26th 2022, 5:39 pm

I dont know the date but the carving looks quite old, imo. Those circles in circles can date back a few hundred years.

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Post by CharlieC February 26th 2022, 5:53 pm

Yes, it does feel old. Any idea country of origin? Is it English or maybe Indian/Asian?
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Post by CharlieC February 26th 2022, 6:00 pm

Also, I think the 4 smaller holes have been drilled at a later date and maybe nothing to do with original function. The large centre hole looks contemporary with the carving.
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Post by NaomiM February 26th 2022, 6:07 pm

I think it’s part of something. Possibly one of these

https://www.opusantiques.co.uk/single-post/antique-treen-nutmeg-graters

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Post by CharlieC February 26th 2022, 6:50 pm

Genius! Think you’re right. A base for a nutmeg grater. Obviously, the top (grater) element missing. Late 18th/early 19th C. Thanks Naomi
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