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Handmade antique French church oak plinth with brass coat hooks (SH0322)



Wood Circa 300-year-old antique French oak
Wood dimensions Length: 40.5cm. Width: 14cm. Thickness: 2cm
Number of hooks 2
Hook type Solid brass Kenrick hat & coat hooks
Hook size Height: 14cm. Stands out from plinth: 9cm. Spacing: 21.5cm
Fixing  2 fixing screws and Rawlplugs provided

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All measurements are approximate


The wood used for this unique hat & coat rack is French oak. Conservatively dating to the early 1700s, it was once part of the wall panelling in a small rural church in France. Typical of this sort of wood are old worm holes, nicks, gouges and pitting - all of which help to confirm the age of the wood and add the the rack's character. Unusually, the surface of the wood is rippled where it was originally gouged to thickness with hand tools. The top edge of the plinth features a split round-hole cut-out and rolling waves, painstakingly fashioned and softened with a cove cut from a hand-held router. The brilliant gloss finish was produced with Briwax's Rustic Pine beeswax, which polishes and stains in one go. This dulls down over time but is quickly revived by buffing and/or beeswax polish, if desired.

Perfect for the dark antique wood is a solid brass hat & coat hook designed by Archibald Kenrick (1760-1835). These are not lacquered and will take on a darker patina over time. If there is such a thing as a Modern Antique, this is it...

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£63.00 (GBP)