American Wood and Forged Iron Flax Hatchel

American Wood and Forged Iron Flax Hatchel

Ref: W1318

This formidable, hand made household tool was common in the early American home. Hatchels were used in the carding of flax fibers into linen thread to straighten and grade the fibers. In today's home, it is an interesting accessory and a truly sculptural form.

19th century
W 3 H 13 in.
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