A Treen pear shaped tea caddy
Auction 24 June
The term Treen literally "of a tree" is a generic name for small handmade functional household objects made of wood. Turning and carving were the key manufacturing techniques used before the advent of cheap industrialised metal ware. The type of wood was important and treen items were often made of close grained native hard woods such as beech, sycamore and box.