Georgian Furniture Fitting?

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Georgian Furniture Fitting?

Post by detectorman5050 » Fri Jun 14, 2019 10:14 pm

Found this one down at the beach today. Not really sure what it is, but I'm thinking could it be some sort of Georgian furniture fitting? Finds in the vicinity have been Georgian, though earlier is possible.

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Re: Georgian Furniture Fitting?

Post by Lowland » Fri Jun 14, 2019 10:18 pm

Hi detectorman
It could be off a tobacco jar lid ...or...
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Re: Georgian Furniture Fitting?

Post by detectorman5050 » Fri Jun 14, 2019 10:29 pm

Lowland wrote:
Fri Jun 14, 2019 10:18 pm
Hi detectorman
It could be off a tobacco jar lid ...or...
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Yes, I think you are right. If not a tobacco lid, then probably something similar.

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Re: Georgian Furniture Fitting?

Post by sweepstick47 » Sat Jun 15, 2019 12:09 am

These are quite a common find and there's a good number of them listed on the UKDFD dated to around the 1600/1700s, a period when tobacco was very expensive. It does seem quite odd, that so many 'lids' are recovered from fields. Tobacco jars are not exactly the type of item you'd expect your average land worker to be carrying around in a working jacket pocket.

I did wonder if there might have been a very similar looking object of that size, which was used on horse tack/cart with a practical purpose or simply as a decoration. The suggestion of a furniture fitting has merit too as there are similar fittings used as small drawer or cupboard handles.

Anyway, it's a definite maybe in my book 8-| :D Regards ss47
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