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Plane (tool)

Plane (tool)

  • Place of origin:

    England (probably English
    possibly Dutch, made)

  • Date:

    1734 (made)

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Rabbet moulding plane, carved beech wood, dated 1734, with scrolls

Place of Origin

England (probably English
possibly Dutch, made)


1734 (made)

Marks and inscriptions


Object history note

Bought for £1 from Charles W. Brown 'C.W and J.H. Brown, Antique Furniture and China Dealers', 21 Oxford Street, London, from whom the Museum bought various small items of metalwork, woodworking tools and woodwork 1891-1907, according to the nominal file. (Brown is not listed in Mark Westgarth, A Biographical Dictionary of Nineteenth Century Antique & Curiosity Dealers (Regional Furniture vol. XXIII, 2009)). Nominal File MA/1/B291.

Loaned to Science Museum. Returned 2006.
See papers 70/2741

Descriptive line

Rabbet moulding plane, carved beech wood, probably English, possibly Dutch, dated 1734


Beech wood




Woodwork; Tools & Equipment


Furniture and Woodwork Collection

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