Antique Dated 1750 Treen Stay / Corset Busk. Sailor Carved Folk Art Wooden Love Token. Here is a stunning sailor carved scrimshaw style primitive. Antique treen stay busks – a flat piece of wood which was inserted into long pockets at the front of the stay/corset. Lovingly elaborated during the long hours in the sea, it was a traditional memento or promise for the girl left at home. It is carved from hard exotic wood in the traditional tapering curved form, nicely decorated with loving birds on top, a heart, vase with flowers and meandering vine, everything a very symbolical promise for eternal love. It is inscribed A. 1750, we are not sure whether the A. Is for Anno Domini or maybe initials. Authentic 18th century maritime antique from New England, coastal Massachusetts / Road Island. Of course is absolutely unique. PLEASE SCROLL DOWN THE PAGE FOR MORE PHOTOS! Measurements: Approximately 12.5″ long x 1.6″. Condition: Very Good overall. Please see photos below. Amazing centuries old patina. Local Pickups Are Welcome! Take a look at the other items we have for sale now. Our items are described with the best of our knowledge and ability. We will be glad to answer all of your questions and provide additional photos and/or information. The item “Antique Dated 1750 Treen Stay / Corset Busk Sailor Carved Folk Art Love Token” is in sale since Tuesday, November 5, 2019. This item is in the category “Antiques\Maritime\Maritime Folk Art”. The seller is “imeon” and is located in Spring, Texas. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Primary Material: Wood
- Maker: sailor scrimshaw
- Original/Reproduction: Antique Original
- Type: Carving
- Time Period, War: 18th century c. 1750
- Country/Region of Origin: United States